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Overview

Introduction to Wareham, Massachusetts

Wareham, Massachusetts is 13 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 44 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Wareham History

In 1678, Wareham was settled for the first time. At that time it was a part of the towns of Rochester and Plymouth. The town of Wareham was incorporated in 1739. It was named after the town of Wareham, England. The early industry included shipbuilding and the related businesses.

Wareham and nearby Attractions

  • Lopes Park
  • Town Greens
  • Myles Standish State Forest
  • Porter Thermometer Museum
  • Captain John Boats Whale Watching
  • Sparrow House

Things To Do In Wareham

Wareham provides golf courses, tennis courts and boating facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy whale watching, kayaking and fishing at the town pier. In addition, you can go for a day trip in the beautiful white sandy beaches. Each October, the town of Wareham organizes the Cranberry Harvest Celebration.

Wareham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Martha's Vineyard Airport.

Wareham Higher Education

The nearest university is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,472
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+11,396
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$42,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,350

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,653
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,051
Median House Value$253,100

Ancestry

Irish26.9%
Italian17.2%
English15.8%
Portuguese11.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
African7.6%
Cape Verdean7.6%
French Except Basque7.5%
German7.3%
Scottish5.4%
Canadian4.8%
Polish3.4%
Swedish2.2%
Arab1.9%
Lebanese1.2%
Lithuanian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Egyptian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
US/American0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Wareham Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City44 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2571
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.762
Longitude-70.722

Wareham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAST WAREHAM
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance10.1 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
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acushnet10,414$84,432
Bourne1,054$95,833
Carver11,557$91,399
Marion5,014$102,344
Mattapoisett6,216$99,182
Rochester5,439$109,583

Wareham Public Libraries

Wareham Free Library
59 MARION ROAD
Wareham, Massachusetts
(508) 295-2343

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Wareham Hospitals

Southcoast Hospitals Group - Tobey Hospital Campus
(Non-profit)
43 High Street
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Wareham Public Schools

West Wareham Academy
1073 Main St
High
Total Enrollment 10
Wareham Middle
4 Viking Dr
(508) 291-3550
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Minot Forest
63 Minot Ave
(508) 291-3555
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
John William Decas
760 Main St
(508) 291-3530
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Wareham Senior High
7 Viking Dr
(508) 291-3510
High
Total Enrollment 744
Wareham Cooperative Junior/senior High School
3 Viking Dr
(508) 291-3526
High
Total Enrollment 84
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