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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Braintree demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norfolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02184 ZIP code.
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.
32% of Braintree residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Braintree, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,411.
Libraries in Braintree include Thayer Public Library, Watson Park Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Braintree include Braintree Forum
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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