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Overview

Introduction to Walpole, Massachusetts

Walpole, Massachusetts is 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Norfolk County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Walpole History

Walpole was originally resided by the Neponset Native American tribes. This area was a part of the town of Dedham. In 1724, Walpole was separated from Dedham and was incorporated as a town. It was named after Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime minister of Great Britain. The town began to develop after the American Revolutionary War. During the 1860s, the Norfolk County railroad connected the town to Boston and New York City. A number of churches were also established in Walpole during this time.

Walpole and nearby Attractions

  • Francis William Bird Park
  • Neponset River
  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum
  • F. Holland Day Historic House Museum

Things To Do In Walpole

There are several parks and playgrounds in Walpole. You can also enjoy the scenic views of the traversing streams across old granite bridges at Francis William Bird Park. In addition, the park offers four tennis courts, an outdoor stage and a basketball court. The town also includes shopping areas, theaters and restaurants.

Walpole Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport.

Walpole Higher Education

Babson College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,209
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+3,175
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,991

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,145
% Above Poverty Level98.9%
% Below Poverty Level1.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$394,000

Ancestry

Irish45.6%
Italian18.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
English8.9%
Portuguese7.6%
German6%
Polish5.5%
Arab5.3%
French Except Basque4.3%
Lebanese3.7%
Canadian1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Albanian0.9%
Jordanian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
South African0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Walpole Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2081
Phone Area Codes781,508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.141
Longitude-71.25

Walpole Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance1.7 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
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Medfield6,575$137,598
Norfolk11,639$155,221
Norwood29,018$107,097
Sharon5,841$135,882
Westwood15,364$161,113

Walpole Public Libraries

Walpole Public Library
143 SCHOOL ST.
Walpole, Massachusetts
(508) 660-7340

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Walpole Public Schools

Norfolk County Agricultural
400 Main St
(508) 668-0268
High
Total Enrollment 489
Elm Street School
415 Elm St
(508) 660-7374
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Eleanor N Johnson Middle
111 Robbins Rd
(508) 660-7242
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
Daniel Feeney Preschool Center
415 Elm St
(508) 660-7374
Primary
Total Enrollment 66
Fisher
65 Gould St
(508) 660-7234
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Walpole High
275 Common St
(508) 660-7257
High
Total Enrollment 1119
Boyden
1852 Washington St
(508) 660-7216
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
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