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Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Fairhaven, MA.

Fairhaven’s lovely Town Center includes some of the most beautiful and architecturally significant public buildings in the country.

Its most significant architecture was gifted to his hometown by Henry Huttleston Rogers, one of the wealthiest people in American history. Fort Phoenix, completed in 1777, protected the harbor during the Revolutionary War and was in service through the Civil War. The Fort Phoenix State Beach and Reservation has a universally accessible beach, tennis and basketball courts, and hurricane barrier walk with views of Buzzards Bay.

By the Numbers


Population: 16,026

Population Change: 1.0%

Median Age: 45.7

Poverty Level: 7.6%

Avg. Household Size: 2.41

Median Household Income: $65,763


Percent Cost Burden: 34.8%

Average Age Built: 1951

Ownership Rate: 68.1%

Seasonal Units: 5

Average Sale Price: $277,500

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 6.95%


Top Three Industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodations and Food Services
Retail Trade

Average Annual Wage: 1097

Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 63.8

Chapter 90 Funding: $517,470

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA)

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Demand Response
Wareham-New Bedford Connection


Number of Culverts: 54