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Overview

Introduction to Plainville, Massachusetts

Plainville, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 9 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Plainville History

Plainville was settled in 1661, at which time it was part of the town of Dedham. It became part of Wrentham in 1673, and was incorporated as a separate town in 1905. It is the youngest town in Norfolk County, which was created on March 26, 1793. The county was named for Norfolk, England.

Plainville and Nearby Attractions

  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
  • Angle Tree Stone
  • Freetown Fall River State Forest
  • Adams National Historic Site

Things To Do In Plainville

While in Plainville, a day trip to the Pope John Paul II Park, the Dighton Rock State Park, the Ames Nowell State Park, the Roger Williams National Memorial, the Freetown Fall River State Forest, or the Lincoln Woods State Park may be organized. The Museum of Natural History, the Providence Children's Museum, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, the Children's Museum in Easton, and Adams National Historic Site are some of the popular museums near Plainville. Opportunities to play golf are available at Wentworth Hills and Heather Hill.

Plainville Transportation

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

Plainville Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Brown University, Rhode Island College, and Providence College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,892
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+5,074
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$49,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,135

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,835
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,198
Median House Value$336,600

Ancestry

Irish38.6%
Italian23.4%
English16.7%
German11.5%
French Except Basque8.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.7%
Polish5.2%
Portuguese4.7%
Canadian4.6%
Swedish3.8%
Scottish3.3%
Welsh1.5%
Russian1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Arab0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Plainville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2762
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42
Approximate Longitude-71.33

Plainville 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
Distance10.3 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
Distance12 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attleboro44,121$86,361
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Mansfield23,615$118,220
North Attleborough28,945$104,210
Wrentham11,483$128,942

Plainville Public Libraries

Plainville Public Library
198 SOUTH ST.
Plainville, Massachusetts
(508) 695-1784

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Plainville Public Schools

Anna Ware Jackson
68 Messenger St
(508) 699-1304
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Beatrice H Wood Elementary
72 Messenger St
(508) 699-1312
Middle
Total Enrollment 337

Plainville Private Schools

Discovery Daycare Center
25 Messenger St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Kinderbook
62 South St Rear
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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