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Acushnet, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Acushnet, MA.

The name "Acushnet" comes from the Wampanoag “Cushnea,” meaning "peaceful resting place near water."

And Acushnet is peaceful! It’s a residential community with a rural feel; it features miles of winding, scenic country roads; and it’s the only community in the SRPEDD region without a traffic signal! The Sawmill on the Acushnet River, part of the Acushnet River Reserve, is a 19-acre former lumber yard where you can now walk, fish, canoe, or look for birds and wildlife common to the SouthCoast and Buzzards Bay.

By the Numbers


Population: 10,483

Population Change: %

Median Age: 45.6

Poverty Level: 4.9%

Avg. Household Size: 2.58

Median Household Income: $72,125


Percent Cost Burden: 24.6%

Average Age Built: 1966

Ownership Rate: 82.3%

Seasonal Units: 0

Average Sale Price: $298,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 2.32%


Top Three Industries:

Accommodations and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

Average Annual Wage: 1039

Average Commute Time: 25.0 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 6.5

Chapter 90 Funding: $316,724

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): SRTA

Available Public Transit Services:

Demand Response Service for persons with a disability
Transportation for Seniors (provided by the Acushnet Council on Aging


Number of Culverts: 45