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Overview

Introduction to Medway, Massachusetts

Medway, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 9 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area.

Medway History

In Medway, the first settlement bagan taking root in 1657. The city was officially incorporated in 1713. In the western region of Medway, you can locate the historically famous Rabbit Hill, a notable stony pasture still inhabited by many rabbits. Even today, native inhabitants constitute a large percentage of the population.

Medway and nearby Attractions

  • Rabbit Hill
  • Milk Pond
  • Saint Joseph's Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Breezy Meadow Camp

Things To Do In Medway

The sea beaches located near the city offer a number of relaxing entertainment options to the tourists. There are lush golf clubs and numerous restaurants at Medway. Here, you can also visit the famous Rabbit Hill where you can see a huge number of rabbits.

Medway Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport.

Medway Higher Education

Framingham State College offers higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,135
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+7,435
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$62,323
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$141,824
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,132
Median House Value$379,200

Ancestry

Irish26.8%
Italian16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
English13.1%
German10.7%
Canadian5.6%
Polish5.5%
Scottish5%
French Except Basque4.8%
Russian1.9%
Swedish1.6%
Haitian1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Portuguese1%
Dutch0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
US/American0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Brazilian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Arab0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
African0.1%
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Medway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2053
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-71.43

Medway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance7.7 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
StationBEDFORD
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellingham5,376$93,679
Holliston14,324$127,250
Medfield6,575$137,598
Millis8,110$105,259
Norfolk11,639$155,221

Medway Public Libraries

Medway Public Library
26 HIGH ST.
Medway, Massachusetts
(508) 533-3217

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Medway Public Schools

Medway Middle
45 Holliston Street
ZIP: 2053
(508) 533-3230
Middle
Total Enrollment 771
John D Mc Govern Elementary
9 Lovering Street
ZIP: 2053
(508) 533-3243
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Medway High
88 Summer Street
ZIP: 2053
(508) 533-3227
High
Total Enrollment 793
Burke/memorial Elementary School
16 Cassidy Lane
ZIP: 2053
(508) 533-3266
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
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