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Attleboro, Massachusetts

  •   State: 
    Bristol County
      County FIPS: 
    41°55′54″N 71°17′40″W
      Area total: 
    27.77 sq mi (71.93 km²)
      Area land: 
    26.78 sq mi (69.36 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.99 sq mi (2.57 km²)
    138 ft (42 m)
    1634; Settled 1634; Incorporated 1694 ( town ) Re; Incorporated 1914, (city)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,734.98 residents per square mile of area (669.87/km²)
      Household income: 
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According to the 2020 census, Attleboro had a population of 46,461. It is located about 10 miles (16 km) west of Taunton, 10 miles north of Providence, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Fall River, and 39 miles (63 km) south of Boston. The city became known for jewelry manufacturing in 1913, particularly because of the L.G. Balfour Company. In late 2003, a state investigation had been launched into the deaths of four women in the city from glioblastoma. In 2007, the State of Massachusetts issued a report concluding that although the diagnosis rate for brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancers was higher than expected when compared to statewide data, the increase was determined not to be statistically significant. Engineered Materials Solutions Inc., the worst offender in Massachusetts, is listed as contributing to cancer hazards in Attleborough. The Ten Mile River, fed by the Bungay River, runs through the center of the city. The Manchester Pond lies beside Interstate 95 beside the Manchester Reservoir. It includes the areas known as City Center Corner, East Briggs Corner, Camp Hebron Corner, North Corner, and Maple Square. It also includes the Black Island area of Rhode Island through the Blackstone River, as well as sharing a short border with Central Falls River. It was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World", and jewelry manufacturing firms continue to operate there. One such is the Guyot Brothers Company, started in 1904.


Attleboro is the primary city name, but also S Attleboro, South Attleboro are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Attleboro, Massachusetts. In 1634, English settlers first arrived in the territory that is now Attleboro. The land was divided in 1694 as the town of Attleborough. The city became known for jewelry manufacturing in 1913, particularly because of the L.G. Balfour Company. In late 2003, a state investigation had been launched into the deaths of four women in the city from glioblastoma. In 2007, the State of Massachusetts issued a report concluding that although the diagnosis rate for brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancers was higher than expected when compared to statewide data, the increase was determined not to be statistically significant. Engineered Materials Solutions Inc. is the worst offender in Massachusetts, according to Environmental Defense's online database of polluters. The site of the former Shpack Landfill, on the border of Norton andAttleboro, for its cancer risks. The investigation continued at least through 2004. The informal landfill included uranium fuel rods, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds. The town was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World", and jewelry manufacturing firms continue to operate there. One such is the Guyot Brothers Company, which was started in 1904. It is rumored that George Washington once passed through Attleburgh and stayed near the Woodcock Garrison House at the Hatch Tavern, where he exchanged a shoe buckle with Israel Hatch, a revolutionary soldier and the new owner of the Garrison House. The company has since moved out of the city, and the site of its former plant has been converted into a riverfront park.


Attleboro is located at 41.931653°N 71.294503°W. Its borders form an irregular polygon that resembles a truncated triangle pointing west. It is bordered by North Attleborough to the north, Mansfield and Norton to the east, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to the south, and Cumberland, RI to the west. The Ten Mile River, fed by the Bungay River and by several brooks, runs through the center of Attleboro. The Manchester Pond Reservoir lies beside Interstate 95, and there are several small ponds in the city. There are over twenty conservation areas amounting to more than 600 acres of walkable woods. The city sits on the border between the Massachusetts and Rhode Island regional dialects of New England English. The eastern part of the city is in the same dialect region as Boston, and the western part is in. the same regional dialect as Providence. The highest point in Attleboro is 249-foot (76 m) Oak Hill, located in the southern part of. the city north of Oak Hill Avenue. It has a total area of 27.772 square miles (71.930 km²), of which 26.779 square miles. (69.356 km²) is land and 0.994 sq miles (2.574km²), or 3.59%, is water. It includes the areas known as City Center, Briggs Corner, West Attlboro, East Corner, East Attlborough, North Corner, Maple Square, Camp Hebron, Oak Hill and Dodgeville.


As of the 2010 census, there were 43,593 people, 16,884 households, and 11,212 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 87.1% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.5% Asian and 2.8% some other race. Hispanic and Latino people of any race made up 6.3% of the total. Most of the Hispanic and Asian populations were concentrated in the East Side. For the period 2009-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the City was $63,647, and the median income. for a family was $71,091. The city is part of the Providence metropolitan area. It is a short distance from Boston, and is linked to the Boston metropolitan area by the Massachusetts Turnpike. It has a population of about 43,000, with a population density of 1,626.6 inhabitants per square mile (628.0/km²) The city has a median age of 39.5 years. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there are 93.3 males. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.11. About 4.2%. of families and 6.8%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under 18 and 7.8. of those aged 65 or over. The median. income of full-time workers had a median income of $52,558, females $40,954.


The City of Attleboro was awarded US$5.4 million in state and federal funding to support revitalization efforts within the city's Historic Downtown area. The city's "Downtown Redevelopment and Revitalization Project" is intended to transform underutilized industrial and commercial parcels into areas of mixed use that include commercial, recreational, and residential space. The project also includes transportation improvements to both MBTA rail and GATRA bus services along with enhanced road construction.Congressman Jim McGovern highlighted the importance of this project in 2011 by saying, This transformative funding presents a landmark opportunity for Attleborough to reshape its downtown and make a strong community even stronger. The new transit plan, when implemented, will make Attleboria a model for other small cities. The aggressive reclaiming of contaminated sites will enhance economic development. The state Brownfield Support Team (BST) Initiative encourages collaboration between state, local, and federal government to address complex issues to help pave the way for economic development opportunities in cities and towns across the state of Massachusetts. Contributing BST organizations include the MassDEP, Mass Development, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and the MassDOT. The project was also selected for the state's Brownfield support Team Initiative, which encourages collaboration with state and local government to help solve complex issues in the Brownfield community. The goal of the BST Initiative is to create a Brownfield-led economic development model for Massachusetts.


Attleboro is represented in the state legislature by officials elected from the following districts: Massachusetts Senate's Bristol and Norfolk district. Massachusetts House of Representatives' 2nd Bristol district.Massachusetts Senate's Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district. Mass. House of Reps' 14th Bristol district and 2nd Gloucester district. Attleboro also has a city council and town council. The city has a mayor and three city council members. The town's mayor and council members are elected for a four-year term. The current mayor and two council members were elected in 2010. The mayor was elected in 2012. The council was elected again in 2014. The last mayor and councillor was elected to a four year term in 2012, serving until 2015. The first council member waselected in 2013, serving through 2015. the current mayor is Term-limited in office until 2016. The next mayor is elected in 2016, serving for a two-term term until 2017. The new mayor is term-limited until 2018. The former mayor and current council member were elected to serve a three-year terms until 2018, serving from 2013-2014. The incumbent mayor and member of the state senate were elected from 2012-2014 and 2014-2015. The state legislature is made up of members elected from districts in Bristol, Norfolk, Middlesex, Norfolk and Bristol and Bristol counties. It is also represented by a state house of representatives from the 2nd, 2nd and 14th Gloucester districts. It has a state senate representative from the 3rd Bristol district, elected in 2008-2009.


Attleboro has four museums. Capron Park Zoo and La Salette Shrine are other places of interest. Skyroc Brewery is a local brewery. In 2017, Attleboro began hosting the annual Jewelry City Steampunk Festival. The city is home to the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also home to Triboro Youth Theatre / Triboro Musical Theatre; *Dodgeville Mill; and the Attleborough Farmers Market.


Attleboro is located beside Interstate 95 (which enters the state between Attleboro and Pawtucket, Rhode Island), I-295 (whose northern terminus is near the North Attleborough town line at I-95), US Route 1, and Routes 1A, 118, 123 and 152. The city is home to two MBTA commuter rail stations: one in the downtown area and the other near the Rhode Island border. The proposed Interstate 895 was to run through Attleboria and have a junction at the present day I- 295/I-95 terminus. The new high school is slated to open in 2022 and cost $260 million to build. The first high school was built in 1912 on County Street and sold to pay for the new building in the 1960s. It is located on Rathbun Willard Drive, near the intersection of I-495 and I-395. The current high school building was built on the same site in the 60s. The sale of the first high School gave the city funds to build the new school. It will be completed in 2022, and it will be a state-of-the-art building. It has a gym, a library, a science lab, a theater, and a performing arts center. It also has a public library, which is open to the public on weekdays and a library on the weekends. It's located near the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs from Boston to Rhode Island.


Attleboro's school department has five elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. Attleboro Community Academy is a night school for students aged 1625 to obtain their highschool diplomas and could not function in traditional high school. Bishop Feehan High School is a co-educational Roman Catholic high school which opened in 1961 and is named for Bishop Daniel Francis Feehan, second Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River. The city also has a satellite branch of Bristol Community College, which used to be housed in the city's former high school building but has since been relocated to an old Texas Instruments site. Bridgewater State University opened a satellite site in Attleborough in 2009, sharing space with Bristol Community college. The "Blue Bombardiers" football team has a traditional rivalry with NorthAttleborough High School, whom they play for their Thanksgiving Day football game. The school's football team is known as the "Attleborians" and is nicknamed after the town's nickname, "The Blue Bombers" The city's high school has its own vocational division, and its football team (the "BlueBombardiers") has a tradition of playing against each other on Thanksgiving Day. The high school's mascot is the "Blue Bomber" and the school's colors are blue and white. The town has a population of 3,000 people, the majority of whom live in or near the city. It is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs through the town.


There are three parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River: St. John the Evangelist Parish, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Parish. There are two Orthodox churches:Holy Family Coptic Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodoxy) and Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The Salvation Army offers weekday and evening support services, including "Bridging the Gap" for adolescents. The annual Christmas Festival has grown to an annual display of 300,000 lights and attracts about a quarter million visitors each year. The Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, a castle in Attleboro for use as a seminary, was opened to the public in 1953 with a Christmas manger display. The town is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in the town's downtown area. It is also home to a number of non-denominational churches, including Good News Bible Chapel and New Covenant Christian Fellowship. The city is also the home of the New England Shakespeare Festival, which has been going on for more than 50 years. It also hosts the annual New England Christmas Festival, with an annual Christmas light display and a manger show. It was founded by the town in the late 19th century and is one of the oldest towns in the United States. It has been the site of several U.N. peacekeeping missions, including in World War II and the Korean War. It's also the location of the National Museum of American History and Culture, which opened in 1973.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts = 52. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Attleboro = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,179 individuals with a median age of 38.7 age the population grows by 2.35% in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,734.98 residents per square mile of area (669.87/km²). There are average 2.52 people per household in the 16,777 households with an average household income of $65,566 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.70% of the available work force and has dropped -5.31% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.68%. The number of physicians in Attleboro per 100,000 population = 141.2.


The annual rainfall in Attleboro = 47.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 124. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 201. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts which are owned by the occupant = 62.14%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $225,920 and home appreciation of 0.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.66 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,886 per student. There are 13.9 students for each teacher in the school, 6039 students for each Librarian and 755 students for each Counselor. 8.65% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.53% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Attleboro's population in Bristol County, Massachusetts of 1,034 residents in 1900 has increased 2,11-fold to 2,179 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.20% female residents and 48.80% male residents live in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

    As of 2020 in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts are married and the remaining 41.26% are single population.

  • 29.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Attleboro require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.93% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.22% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.92% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 62.14% are owner-occupied homes, another 34.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.64% are vacant.

  • The 55.43% of the population in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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