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Overview

Introduction to Revere, Massachusetts

Revere, Massachusetts, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles E of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center) and 4 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It's a residential suburb with a diverse population. A significant portion of the city consists of open water and wetlands.

Revere History

The Rumney Marsh Indians, a Pawtucket Tribe, were the initial inhabitants. In 1616 an epidemic killed thousands in the region. Acreage was given to prominent citizens of Boston and called North Chelsea. It evolved into a farming community. The first naval battle during the American Revolution occurred in Rumney Marsh. In 1871 North Chelsea was renamed after Paul Revere.

The arrival of the Eastern Railroad in 1838 and later the arrival of the Boston Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad allowed the town to become a popular beach resort. The beach was a poplar destination for the working class and immigrants. It featured a variety of amusement rides and had one of the biggest roller coasters in the country. The area began to deteriorate during the 1950's. The beach was revitalized and had a reopening in 1992. It now includes high rise housing units, refurbished pavilions, a resanded beach and a restored boulevard.

Revere Attractions

  • Wonderland Park offers greyhound racing
  • The home of the well known Horatio Alger
  • Tuttle House is a notable historic structure
  • Slades Mill

Revere Activities

Revere Beach is one of the oldest public beaches in the nation. Bell Isle Marsh Reservation is a salt marsh located in the Boston Harbor and includes a variety of plants and wildlife which are uncommon in the metropolitan area. The city offers an extensive system of parks for recreational activities. The Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain is a scenic location and includes Peters Hill. The Boston Harbor Islands offer a wilderness paddling trip. The numerous islands in Boston Harbor include historic forts, scenic trails and lighthouses. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are provided in nearby Boston.

Revere Transportation

Air travel is offered at Logan International Airport. The MBTA Blue Line provides transportation. Residents have access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,165
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+27,306
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,719
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,495

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,557
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation27.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,227
Median House Value$320,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
Italian22.7%
Irish10.9%
Arab6.7%
Moroccan4.3%
English3.2%
Brazilian3%
Portuguese2.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
German1.8%
African1.8%
Polish1.4%
Russian1.4%
Canadian1.4%
Albanian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
West Indian1%
Haitian0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Revere Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes2151
Phone Area Codes617,339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.41
Approximate Longitude-70.99

Revere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationREADING
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance13.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boston658,279$65,238
Chelsea38,244$53,219
Everett44,636$56,211
Malden60,732$71,064
Saugus27,773$92,181

Revere Public Libraries

Revere Public Library
179 BEACH ST.
Revere, Massachusetts
(781) 286-8380

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Revere Public Schools

A. C. Whelan Elementary School
107 Newhall Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 388-7510
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Abraham Lincoln
68 Tuckerman Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8270
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Beachmont Veterans Memorial School
15 Everard Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8316
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Garfield Elementary School
176 Garfield Avenue
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8296
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Garfield Middle School
176 Garfield Avenue
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8298
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Paul Revere
395 Revere Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8278
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Revere High
101 School Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8222
High
Total Enrollment 1709
Rumney Marsh Academy
140 American Legion Highway
ZIP: 2151
(781) 388-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Seacoast School
15 Everard Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 485-2715
High
Total Enrollment 102
Susan B. Anthony Middle School
107 Newhall Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 388-7520
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
William Mckinley
65 Yeaman Street
ZIP: 2151
(781) 286-8284
Primary
Total Enrollment 564

Revere Private Schools

Immaculate Conception
127 Winthrop Ave
ZIP: 2151
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
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Historic Revere

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State bath house (Revere Beach) c1906.

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State bath house (Revere Beach) c1906.

The Fireplace in living room (Paul Revere House) c1909

The Kitchen (Paul Revere House) c1909

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