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Overview

Introduction to Millis, Massachusetts

Millis, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 20 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Millis History

The first settlers arrived in present day Millis in 1657. The town was officially incorporated in 1885 due to the efforts of Lansing Millis. Originally, Millis was part of Dedhlam. The land of Millis was granted to Medfield in 1651, and another new town called Medway was formed. The founder of this new town, Lansing Millis, incorporated Millis into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on February 24th 1885. Mr. Millis was successful in making the small town prominent in the state, and he was also responsible for bringing the railroad which stimulated economic development.

Millis and Nearby Attractions

  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Ashland State Park
  • Armenian Library and Museum of America
  • Adams National Historic Site
  • Nashoba Valley

Things To Do In Millis

Millis has several museums nearby including the Armenian Library and Museum of America, the Art Institute of Boston Gallery, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, and the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Places of historical significance near Millis include Adams National Historical Site, Blanchard's Tavern, and Boston National Historical Park. Another popular sites near Millis is Richardson’s Tavern which was built around 1720. George Washington had lunch in this tavern on his way to Cambridge. Ames Nowell State Park, Ashland State Park, and Carson Beach are several parks nearby.

Millis Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Millis Higher Education

Andover Newton Theological School, Anna Maria College, and Art Institute of Boston are colleges close to Millis.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,110
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,156
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.9%
Median Earnings25+$57,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$48,406

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,259
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,544
Median House Value$368,900

Ancestry

Irish30.3%
Italian18%
German10.1%
English9.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.2%
French Except Basque6%
Polish4.8%
Canadian4.8%
Brazilian3.5%
Scottish3.3%
Russian3%
Greek2.7%
Swedish2.7%
Bulgarian1.5%
Portuguese1.3%
US/American1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.9%
Australian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Latvian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Estonian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Millis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2054
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-71.35

Millis 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
Distance4.5 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
Distance5.6 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
Distance22.2 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
Holliston14,324$127,250
Medfield6,575$137,598
Medway13,135$141,824
Norfolk11,639$155,221
Sherborn4,255$168,036

Millis Public Libraries

Millis Public Library
961 MAIN STREET
Millis, Massachusetts
(508) 376-8282

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Millis Public Schools

Millis Middle
245 Plain St
(508) 376-7014
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Millis High School
245 Plain St
(508) 376-7010
High
Total Enrollment 379
Clyde F Brown
5 Park Rd
(508) 376-7003
Primary
Total Enrollment 639

Millis Private Schools

Woodside Montessori Academy
350 Village St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
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