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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.

People

Total Population 28,110
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 14,628
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,577

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,587
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,147
Median House Value $313,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.7%
Irish 23.9%

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

Stoughton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02072
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.125
Longitude -71.102

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)

Station BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 4,453 $88,750
Brockton 94,532 $56,679
Canton 22,276 $122,002
Holbrook 10,975 $79,710
Randolph 33,409 $74,275
Sharon 5,932 $140,313

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

Stoughton Public Libraries

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

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STOUGHTON HIGH
232 PEARL STREET
781-344-7001
Serves 1,258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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