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Residential suburb

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

The community name derives from Indian term for "rocky place"

The latitude of Cohasset is 42.241N. The longitude is -70.804W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,261.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$84,156
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cohasset demographic reports
Cohasset is on the Atlantic Ocean
Capt. John Smith landed here in 1614
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "The Witches of Eastwick"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Festival - June 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cohasset web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Whitney Woods Reservation, Wompatuck State Park
Cohasset attractions: South Shore Music Circus
Historic sites and museums: Caleb Lothrop House, Captain John Wilson Historic House, Maritime Museum
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cohasset 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 02025 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Cohasset residents report German ancestry, and 33% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cohasset ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cohasset was $42,909, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

61% of Cohasset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cohasset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $747.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,252.


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Libraries in Cohasset include Paul Pratt Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cohasset include Cohasset Mariner

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The average commute time for Cohasset workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cohasset include Cohasset Harbor Resort.

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