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Wareham is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Wareham is 41.762N. The longitude is -70.722W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,335.


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Median household income
Local
$40,422
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wareham demographic reports
Wareham is on Buzzards Bay.
Early whaling and shipbuilding center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Geena Davis, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Cranberry Harvest Celebration - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wareham web sites and events links in the sections below.
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 Wareham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Plymouth 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 02358 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Wareham residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wareham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wareham was $21,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Wareham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wareham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,053.


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Libraries in Wareham include Wareham Free Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Wareham workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wareham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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