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Home of the Toll House Cookie

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

The community was named for Augustus Whitman.

The latitude of Whitman is 42.080N. The longitude is -70.936W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,882.


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Median household income
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$55,303
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Whitman demographic reports
Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn, invented the toll house cookie here after she ran out of baker's chocolate.
Well-known residents have included:
· Francis J. Spellman, Catholic cardinal
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Whitman residents report German ancestry, and 32% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitman ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitman was $23,002, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Whitman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Whitman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,304.


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

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