Profile for Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, MA
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Mattapoisett is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "place of rest"
The latitude of Mattapoisett is 41.658N. The longitude is -70.816W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,268.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Mattapoisett demographic reports
Mattapoisett is on Buzzards Bay
Once a whaling and shipbuilding center
Don't miss the giant seahorse on Route 6
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation, Mattapoisett Town Beach, Neds Point Beach, Harbor Beach
Historic sites and museums: Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
4% of Mattapoisett residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mattapoisett ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mattapoisett was $28,050, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Mattapoisett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mattapoisett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $666. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,431.
Libraries in Mattapoisett include Mattapoisett Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mattapoisett include Mattapoisett Wanderer
The average commute time for Mattapoisett workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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