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Overview

Introduction to Wrentham, Massachusetts

Wrentham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 14 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and 23 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Wrentham History

In 1660, Europeans settled in Wrentham for the first time. It was incorporated as a town in 1673. Originally, Plainville was a part of Wrentham, but was separated in 1906. Wrentham was the hometown of Horace Mann, the educational reformer of the 19th Century. Another notable resident of the town was Helen Keller.

Wrentham and nearby Attractions

  • Mirror Lake
  • Wrentham State Forest
  • Joe's Rock
  • Lake Pearl

Things To Do In Wrentham

The town of Wrentham includes two large lakes towards its center and another on the Wrentham/ Norfolk border. These lakes offer good facilities for boating and fishing. You can also go for a family picnic and enjoy the wonderful views of the meadows and woodlands. There are several restaurants and clubs within the town.

Wrentham Transportation

Providence International Airport is close to the town.

Wrentham Higher Education

Providence College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,483
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+5,866
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.7%
Median Earnings25+$56,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,947

Wealth

Median Family Income$128,942
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,096
Median House Value$406,400

Ancestry

Irish32.9%
English18.7%
Italian17.4%
German7.6%
French Except Basque7.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.5%
Canadian5.2%
Polish5%
Scottish3%
Portuguese2.6%
Swedish2.1%
Lithuanian1.3%
Greek1%
Russian0.9%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Slovak0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Wrentham Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City23 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2093
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.077
Longitude-71.328

Wrentham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance6.6 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
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance7.4 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
StationBROCKTON
Distance17 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
Mansfield23,615$118,220
Medway13,135$141,824
Norfolk11,639$155,221
Plainville8,892$108,835

Wrentham Public Libraries

Fiske Public Library
110 RANDALL ROAD
Wrentham, Massachusetts
(508) 384-5440

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Wrentham Public Schools

Charles E Roderick
120 Taunton St
(508) 384-5435
Middle
Total Enrollment 486
King Philip Regional High
201 Franklin St
(508) 384-1067
High
Total Enrollment 1254
Delaney
120 Taunton St
(508) 384-5430
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
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