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Middleborough, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Middleborough, MA.

Settled in 1661 as “Nemasket,” Middleborough is now the second-largest town (by land area) in Massachusetts.

Its Downtown core is surrounded by suburban neighborhoods, forests, bogs, and numerous natural resources, such as the Nemasket River, which hosts the largest herring run on the East Coast every spring. (“Nemasket” means “place of fish.”) Check out scenic Oliver Mill Park, which includes a 250-year old home, barn, carriage house, garden maze, and mill site on the river. And don’t miss the Soule Homestead Education Center with its community gardens, working farm, and beautiful grounds.

By the Numbers


Population: 24,505

Population Change: 6.0%

Median Age: 44.6

Poverty Level: 6.6%

Avg. Household Size: 2.61

Median Household Income: $83,227


Percent Cost Burden: 28.3%

Average Age Built: 1976

Ownership Rate: 75.2%

Seasonal Units: 1

Average Sale Price: $325,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 6.11%


Top Three Industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodations and Food Services

Average Annual Wage: 1010

Average Commute Time: 31.5 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 57.5

Chapter 90 Funding: $874,367

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): GATRA

Available Public Transit Services:

Downtown Middleborough Shuttle
Middleborough-Taunton Connection
Wareham-Lakeville Train Connector
Dial-a-Ride service for 60+ and persons with a disability


Number of Culverts: 228