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Overview

Introduction to Pembroke, Massachusetts

Pembroke, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 10 miles NW of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 23 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Brockton metro area.

Pembroke History

This area was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes of Wampanoag and Massachuset. They were essentially fishermen and farmers. Robert Barker and Dolor Davis were the first European settlers. They came to this area in 1650. The town was initially a part of Duxbury before being incorporated as a town in its own right in 1712.

Pembroke and nearby Attractions

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum
  • Pembroke Historical Society
  • Hanover Historical Society
  • USVI Rock Climbing
  • Plymouth Bay Winery
  • Reel Time Fishing Incorporated

Things To Do In Pembroke

The recreation department of Pembroke arranges many activities for its residents. The town also has golf courses, campgrounds and parks where one can relax, as well as participate in fitness activities and sports. Culturally minded people can visit any of the several museums and historical sites in Pembroke.

Pembroke Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Boston Logan International Airport.

Pembroke Higher Education

Bridgewater State College is the nearest institution of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,166
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+10,187
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35%
Median Earnings25+$48,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,842
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,026

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,763
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,613
Median House Value$358,100

Ancestry

Irish34.4%
Italian18.8%
English14.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.1%
German7.8%
Canadian4.7%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish4.1%
Polish4%
Swedish2.5%
Lithuanian1.7%
African1.2%
Cape Verdean1.1%
Portuguese1%
Greek0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
South African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Pembroke Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2359
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-70.8

Pembroke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance12.5 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
StationROCHESTER
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Halifax7,753$89,131
Hanover14,332$122,620
Hanson1,757$118,750
Marshfield4,663$111,912
Norwell10,845$126,016
Whitman14,767$92,348

Pembroke Public Libraries

Pembroke Public Library
142 CENTER ST.
Pembroke, Massachusetts
(781) 293-6771

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Pembroke Public Schools

Bryantville Elementary
29 Gurney Drive
ZIP: 2359
(781) 293-5411
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Hobomock Elementary
81 Learning Lane
ZIP: 2359
(781) 294-0911
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
North Pembroke Elementary
72 Pilgrim Road
ZIP: 2359
(781) 826-5115
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Pembroke Community Middle School
559 School Street
ZIP: 2359
(781) 293-8627
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Pembroke High School
80 Learning Lane
ZIP: 2359
(781) 293-9281
High
Total Enrollment 1015
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