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Overview

Introduction to Swansea, Massachusetts

Swansea, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles NW of Fall River, Massachusetts and 42 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick area.

Swansea History

The town of Swansea was named after Swansea, Wales. The founder of the first Baptist Church of Wales, John Miles settled in this town during 1662. The first Baptist church of Massachusetts was relocated to Swansea in 1667. In the same year, the town of Swansea was incorporated. It was totally burned during King Philip's War, but was rebuilt soon after the end of the war in 1676. The town attracted national attention when a young, HIV positive hemophiliac named Mark Hoyle was allowed to attend public schools in 1985.

Swanseaand nearby Attractions

  • Canobie Lake Park
  • J.G. Luther Museum
  • Children's Museum
  • New England Aquarium

Things To Do In Swansea

The town of Swansea organizes entertaining adventure games. There are also several historical sites in the town. In addition, the town organizes basketball, softball, baseball and soccer leagues.

Swansea Transportation

Air transportation is available from Providence International Airport.

Swansea Higher Education

The nearest university is Roger Williams University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,249
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+8,566
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$42,476
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,344
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$885
Median House Value$266,900

Ancestry

Portuguese38.8%
Irish18.8%
French Except Basque17.9%
English14.5%
Italian9.4%
Canadian6.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.5%
Polish3.9%
German2.2%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.4%
Greek0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Swansea Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2777
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.75
Approximate Longitude-71.18

Swansea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTAUNTON
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance12.7 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
StationROCHESTER
Distance14.3 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
Berkley6,589$107,941
Dighton7,320$99,801
Fall River88,902$45,780
Freetown9,111$100,341
Rehoboth11,914$99,776
Somerset18,279$82,176

Swansea Public Libraries

Swansea Free Public Library
69 MAIN ST.
Swansea, Massachusetts
(508) 674-9609

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Swansea Public Schools

Elizabeth S Brown
29 Gardners Neck Road
ZIP: 2777
(508) 675-7892
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Gardner
10 Church Street
ZIP: 2777
(508) 675-7899
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Joseph Case High
70 School Street
ZIP: 2777
(508) 675-7483
High
Total Enrollment 535
Joseph Case Jr High
195 Main Street
ZIP: 2777
(508) 675-0116
Middle
Total Enrollment 512
Joseph G Luther
100 Pearse Road
ZIP: 2777
(508) 675-7499
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Mark G Hoyle Elementary
70 Community Lane
ZIP: 2777
(508) 679-4049
Primary
Total Enrollment 283

Swansea Private Schools

Meadowridge Behavioral Health Center
664 Stevens Rd
ZIP: 2777
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
New England Christian Academy
271 Sharps Lot Rd
ZIP: 2777
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
Stevens Childrens Home
24 Main St
ZIP: 2777
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Swansea Wood School
789 Stevens Rd
ZIP: 2777
Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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