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Overview

Introduction to Medfield, Massachusetts

Medfield, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Medfield is part of the surrounding Boston metro area.

Medfield History

Medfield is the 43rd town which was incorporated in Massachusetts. Settlers came here during 1649. The boundaries of the city extended into Medway and Millis in the past. Later on, the city got its new boundary. Great damage occurred in the year 1675 when, during an uprising, the natives burnt down the mills and barns.

Medfield and nearby Attractions

  • United Church of Christ
  • Episcopal Church of the Advent
  • First Baptist Church of Medfield
  • Vine Lake Cemetery
  • Kingsbury Pond
  • Medfield Rhodendron Reservation

Things To Do In Medfield

At Medfield, you can go hiking or biking along the nature trails. Fishing opportunity is available in plenty. The remnants of the burnt Peak House is a great tourist spot. The art galleries and museums around Medfield speak of the rich heritage of the area.

Medfield Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Medfield Higher Education

Wellesley College offers education facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,575
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+3,163
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married63.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.3%
Median Earnings25+$73,316
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,529

Wealth

Median Family Income$137,598
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone21.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$538,800

Ancestry

Irish30.6%
Italian17%
English11.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
German10.4%
Polish5.8%
French Except Basque5.3%
Scottish4.5%
Russian3.2%
Canadian3.1%
Swedish2.2%
Arab1.6%
Portuguese1.5%
Lithuanian1.2%
Greek1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Albanian1%
Austrian0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
US/American0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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Medfield Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2052
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.187
Longitude-71.306

Medfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dover2,453$180,096
Millis8,110$105,259
Norfolk11,639$155,221
Norwood29,018$107,097
Walpole6,209$105,145
Westwood15,364$161,113

Medfield Public Libraries

Medfield Memorial Library
468 MAIN STREET
Medfield, Massachusetts
(508) 359-4544

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Medfield Public Schools

Medfield Senior High
88r South St
(508) 359-8385
High
Total Enrollment 898
Thomas Blake Middle
24 Pound St
(508) 359-2396
Middle
Total Enrollment 721
Ralph Wheelock School
17 Elm St
(508) 359-6055
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Memorial School
59 Adams St
(508) 359-5135
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Dale Street
45 Adams St
(508) 359-5538
Middle
Total Enrollment 439

Medfield Private Schools

Montrose School
29 North St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 195
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