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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 Population6,590
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+3,269
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married62.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.7%
Median Earnings25+$82,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,028

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,500
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation9.7%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,198
Median House Value$568,200

Ancestry

Irish28.5%
Italian18.7%
German11.4%
English11.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Scottish5.8%
Polish5.7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Canadian3.5%
Russian2.5%
Arab1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Hungarian1%
Albanian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Lebanese0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Greek0.4%
US/American0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Medfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2052
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.18
Approximate Longitude-71.3

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
Dover2,385$177,303
Norwood29,121$113,259
Walpole5,997$116,795

Medfield Public Libraries

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

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Medfield Public Schools

Dale Street
45 Adams Street
ZIP: 2052
(508) 359-5538
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Medfield Senior High
88r South Street
ZIP: 2052
(508) 359-8385
High
Total Enrollment 876
Memorial School
59 Adams Street
ZIP: 2052
(508) 359-5135
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Ralph Wheelock School
17 Elm Street
ZIP: 2052
(508) 359-6055
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Thomas Blake Middle
24 Pound Street
ZIP: 2052
(508) 359-2396
Middle
Total Enrollment 631

Medfield Private Schools

Montrose School
29 North St
ZIP: 2052
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 195
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