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Overview

Introduction to Middleborough, Massachusetts

Middleborough, Massachusetts is 9 miles E of Taunton, Massachusetts and 34 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth county. The town is part of the Brockton metro area.

Middleborough History

Middleborough was previously called Middlebury, which was the name of a place in England. Recently, the name was changed to Middleborough. During the war at the time of King Philip’s reign, the entire population of Middleborough took shelter in a fort near the Nemasket River. Later on, the populace withdrew to Plymouth colony. In their absence, the entire village was burned to the ground and it took several years before it was populated again.

Middleborough and nearby Attractions

  • Middleborough Waterworks
  • Titicut
  • Middleborough Townhall
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Central Baptist Church
  • Perchade Cemetery

Things To Do In Middleborough

There are notable tourist places like churches and ancient worshipping venues scattered throughout Middleborough. Moreover, the lakes, swamps and reservoirs spread all around are also interesting tourist spots.

Middleborough Transportation

The closest airport is Boston Logan International.

Middleborough Higher Education

Bridgewater State College provides higher education.

People

Total Population 23,708
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 11,901
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $44,656
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,557

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,913
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,093
Median House Value $297,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 21.6%
Irish 31.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Middleborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02346
Company Zip Codes 02344, 02348, 02349
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.88
Longitude -70.91

Middleborough Climate

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Notes:

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Middleborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Middleboro (02346)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkley 6,547 $94,688
Bridgewater 8,516 $72,448
Carver 11,562 $86,755
Halifax 7,684 $88,025
Lakeville 11,098 $102,668
Plympton 2,868 $94,551

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Middleborough Public Libraries

Library
Middleborough Public Library
102 NORTH MAIN ST.
Middleborough, Massachusetts
(508) 946-2470

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Middleborough High Schools

MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH
71 EAST GROVE STREET
508-946-2010
Serves 944 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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