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Overview

Introduction to Winthrop, Massachusetts

Winthrop, Massachusetts, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles E of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Boston metropolitan area.

Winthrop History

Originally, the town currently known as Winthrop was a part of an area called Winnesimmet, which was annexed by Boston in 1632. In 1635, the area was first settled in, and it was incorporated as a town in 1852. It was named after the youngest son of the first Governor of Massachusetts, Deane Winthrop. In fact, Deane’s home is one of the oldest buildings of Winthrop.

Winthrop and nearby Attractions

  • Deane Winthrop House
  • Belle Isle Marsh
  • Deer Island
  • Museum of Science

Things To Do In Winthrop

The town of Winthrop offers breathtaking ocean-side views. The town also includes several shopping areas, parks and restaurants. In addition, the town organizes 4th of July Fireworks and Summer Concert Series.

Winthrop Transportation

Winthrop is a few minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport.

Winthrop Higher Education

The nearest college is Bunker Hill Community College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Winthrop Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles E of Boston, Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 02152
Phone Area Codes 617
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.375
Longitude -70.983

Winthrop 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 BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 10.4 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 READING
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boston 650,281 $62,775
Chelsea 37,581 $50,655
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Nahant 3,454 $119,018
Revere 53,095 $58,515
Somerville 78,595 $79,263

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

Winthrop Public Libraries

Library
Winthrop Public Library
2 METCALF SQUARE
Winthrop, Massachusetts
(617) 846-1703
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Winthrop High Schools

WINTHROP SR HIGH
MAIN STREET
617-846-5500
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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