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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.

People

Total Population 14,715
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,967
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,088
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $989
Median House Value $278,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
US/American 0%
English 15.9%
Irish 44%

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

Whitman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02382
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.08
Longitude -70.936

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)

Station BROCKTON
Distance 3.9 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 HINGHAM
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abington 16,112 $93,355
Brockton 94,532 $56,679
East Bridgewater 14,113 $102,569
Hanson 1,772 $101,141
Rockland 17,663 $78,243
West Bridgewater 7,008 $101,071

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

Whitman Public Libraries

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

WHITMAN HANSON REGIONAL
600 FRANKLIN STREET
781-618-7020
Serves 1,154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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