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Overview

Introduction to Whitman, Massachusetts

Whitman, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 4 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 20 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Brockton metropolitan area.

Whitman History

This town was initially settled by Europeans in 1670. It was the southern parish of Abington and was also known as Little Comfort, before it was renamed Whitman in 1886. The town was incorporated in 1875. It was widely renowned for its shoemaking industry in the past; in fact, it was home to around twenty shoe making factories at one point in time.

Whitman and nearby Attractions

  • Hobart's Meadows Area
  • Hardings Pond
  • Whitman Town Park
  • Peaceful Meadows Farm Stand

Things To Do In Whitman

Whitman is an ideal destination for lovers of nature. It offers vast stretches of well maintained parks where one can go for hiking, biking, horse riding, fishing and hunting. There are basketball courts and baseball fields for sports lovers. The Hardings Pond offers attractive views and is home to many forms of wildlife. It is also a popular fishing and skating area.

Whitman Transportation

The General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport provides air transport.

Whitman Higher Education

Residents can easily access higher education at Massasoit Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,767
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+8,266
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$47,908
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,883

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,348
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$983
Median House Value$282,900

Ancestry

Irish45.9%
Italian21.4%
English14.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9%
German6.6%
Canadian5.7%
French Except Basque5%
Polish4.2%
Portuguese3.5%
Scottish2.9%
Greek2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Lithuanian1.2%
Russian1%
Albanian0.7%
Lebanese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Whitman Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2382
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.08
Approximate Longitude-70.93

Whitman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROCKTON
Distance3.9 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
StationHINGHAM
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance20.6 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
Abington16,196$93,519
Brockton94,813$60,696
East Bridgewater14,222$104,622
Hanson1,757$118,750
Rockland17,725$84,090
West Bridgewater7,044$103,295

Whitman Public Libraries

Whitman Public Library
100 WEBSTER STREET
Whitman, Massachusetts
(781) 447-7613

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Whitman Public Schools

Whitman Middle
101 Corthell Avenue
ZIP: 2382
(781) 618-7035
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Louise A Conley
100 Forest Street
ZIP: 2382
(781) 618-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
John H Duval
60 Regal Street
ZIP: 2382
(781) 618-7055
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Whitman Hanson Regional
600 Franklin Street
ZIP: 2382
(781) 618-7020
High
Total Enrollment 1162

Whitman Private Schools

Hope Christian School
503 South Ave
ZIP: 2382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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