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Braintree is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Braintree is 42.222N. The longitude is -71W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,828.


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Median household income
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$61,790
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Braintree demographic reports
Braintree is on the Weymouth Fore River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 93. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Braintree received national attention for 1920 holdup murders that led to the celebrated Sacco-Vanzetti case
Well-known residents have included:
· Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams
· John Hancock, statesman
Nearby parks & recreation: Town Forest, Pond Meadow Park, Sunset Lake, Smith Beach, Cranberry Pond Conservation District
Historic sites and museums: Gen. Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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4% of Braintree residents report German ancestry, and 36% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Braintree ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Braintree was $28,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Braintree residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Braintree, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,411.


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Libraries in Braintree include Thayer Public Library, Watson Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Braintree include Braintree Forum

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The average commute time for Braintree workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Braintree between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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