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Overview

Introduction to Stoughton, Massachusetts

Stoughton, Massachusetts is 4 miles NW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 16 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Norfolk County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Stoughton History

In 1713, Stoughton was settled in for the first time. It was incorporated as a town in 1726 and was named after the first Chief Justice of Colonial Courts, William Stoughton. In fact, he was also the Chief Justice of the Salem Witch Trials. The oldest choral society of United States is also located in the town of Stoughton. Moreover, it was the first municipality of Massachusetts that declared itself a "No Place for Hate" town.

Stoughton and nearby Attractions

  • The Children's Adventure Playspace Project
  • Halloran Park
  • Ames Long Pond
  • 5 Wits - Tomb, an adventure tour inside a 3,000 year old Egyptian tomb
  • Boston Children's Museum

Things To Do In Stoughton

The town of Stoughton organizes swimming programs at the Ames Long Pond. You can also enjoy your leisure time at the basketball courts and horseshoe pits of the local parks. The town of Stoughton also offers barbeque spots and picnic areas.

Stoughton Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Stoughton Higher Education

Babson College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,260
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+14,557
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36%
Median Earnings25+$45,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,890
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,905

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,357
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,217
Median House Value$321,500

Ancestry

Irish22.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Italian12.6%
English8.8%
Portuguese7.7%
West Indian7.1%
Haitian5.7%
Polish3.9%
German3.8%
African3.4%
Russian3.3%
French Except Basque3%
Canadian2.6%
Brazilian2.5%
Cape Verdean2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Lithuanian1.9%
Arab1.8%
Swedish1.2%
Greek1.2%
Lebanese0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Jamaican0.6%
Albanian0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Barbadian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Liberian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Stoughton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2072
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-71.1

Stoughton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance8.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon4,476$89,423
Brockton94,813$60,696
Canton22,562$123,250
Holbrook11,008$83,696
Randolph33,526$79,949
Sharon5,841$135,882

Stoughton Public Libraries

Stoughton Public Library
84 PARK ST.
Stoughton, Massachusetts
(781) 344-2711

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Stoughton Public Schools

Edwin A Jones Early Childhood Center
137 Walnut Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-1003
Primary
Total Enrollment 103
Helen Hansen Elementary
1800 Central Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7006
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Joseph H Gibbons
235 Morton Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7008
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Joseph R Dawe Jr Elementary
131 Pine Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7007
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
O'donnell Middle School
211 Cushing Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7002
Middle
Total Enrollment 927
South Elementary
171 Ash Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7004
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Stoughton High
232 Pearl Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7001
High
Total Enrollment 1013
West Elementary
1322 Central Street
ZIP: 2072
(781) 344-7005
Primary
Total Enrollment 368

Stoughton Private Schools

Shaloh House Preschool & Kindergarten
50 Ethyl Way
ZIP: 2072
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
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