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Overview

Introduction to Seekonk, Massachusetts

Seekonk, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 4 miles E of Providence, Rhode Island and 40 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan statistical area.

Seekonk History

The area that is now recognized as Seekonk was originally inhabited by the Native American tribe of Wampanoag. William Blackstone, Samuel Newman and Roger Williams were among the first English people to settle in this area. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1812.

Seekonk and nearby Attractions

  • Ledgemont Country Club
  • Seekonk Grand Prix
  • Seekonk Public Library
  • Seekonk Townhall
  • Slater Memorial Park

Things To Do In Seekonk

Seekonk is essentially a residential community. There are three golf courses and a playground and a retail area along Route 6 which offers plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining. It also has a movie multiplex. The Seekonk Speedway is a popular destination.

Seekonk Transportation

The closest majot airport is Providence International in Warwick, RI.

Seekonk Higher Education

The Brown University is situated nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,653
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+7,804
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.7%
Median Earnings25+$47,785
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,302

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,038
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,143
Median House Value$305,500

Ancestry

Portuguese22%
Irish21.3%
French Except Basque15.3%
English15.2%
Italian11.2%
Canadian8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7%
Polish6.7%
German4%
Scottish2.2%
US/American2.1%
Swedish2%
Arab1.8%
Greek1.4%
African1.1%
Cape Verdean1.1%
Lebanese0.9%
Russian0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Seekonk Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2771
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.81
Approximate Longitude-71.33

Seekonk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance21.8 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
Attleboro44,121$86,361
Dighton7,320$99,801
North Attleborough28,945$104,210
Rehoboth11,914$99,776
Somerset18,279$82,176
Swansea16,249$91,344

Seekonk Public Libraries

Seekonk Public Library
410 NEWMAN AVE.
Seekonk, Massachusetts
(508) 336-8230

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Seekonk Public Schools

Seekonk High
261 Arcade Avenue
ZIP: 2771
(508) 336-7272
High
Total Enrollment 566
George R Martin
445 Cole Street
ZIP: 2771
(508) 336-7558
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Mildred Aitken School
165 Newman Avenue
ZIP: 2771
(508) 336-5230
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School
650 Newman Avenue
ZIP: 2771
(508) 761-7570
Middle
Total Enrollment 528

Seekonk Private Schools

Briarwood Child Academy
1009 Taunton Ave
ZIP: 2771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Village Green Preschool And Dcc
251 County St
ZIP: 2771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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