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

Originally named Meadfield, after place in England

The latitude of Medfield is 42.187N. The longitude is -71.306W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,273.


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Median household income
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$97,748
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medfield demographic reports
Medfield is on the Charles River
19th-century industries included manufacture of straw hats
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
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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8% of Medfield residents report German ancestry, and 30% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medfield was $42,891, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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62% of Medfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Medfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $679.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,077.


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Libraries in Medfield include Medfield Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Medfield include Medfield Press

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

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