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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.

People

Total Population 18,081
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,875
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 57%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,554
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,111

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,128
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,508
Median House Value $351,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 14.6%
Irish 34%

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

Pembroke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02359
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02327, 02358
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.071
Longitude -70.809

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)

Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bryantville (02327)

East Pembroke (02359)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Halifax 7,684 $88,025
Hanover 14,226 $123,026
Hanson 1,772 $101,141
Marshfield 4,362 $109,718
Norwell 10,740 $121,081
Whitman 14,715 $90,088

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

Pembroke Public Libraries

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