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Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Rehoboth, MA.

Rehoboth was established in 1643 and is named for a site founded by Isaac in the book of Genesis.

Rehoboth (whose name means “open space”) is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts and the birthplace of public education in the U.S. The town is a mix of rural and suburban communities with many ties to nearby Providence, RI. The 138-acre Rehoboth State Forest features hunting, a 1-mile loop hiking trail and Bad Luck Pond, used for fishing and canoeing. The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, a non-profit organization, operates the Carpenter Museum, the Blanding Public Library, and the Arts in the Village music series, which takes place in the Library’s Goff Memorial Hall.

By the Numbers


Population: 12,082

Population Change: 4.1%

Median Age: 43.8

Poverty Level: 2.3%

Avg. Household Size: 2.93

Median Household Income: $104,052


Percent Cost Burden: 24.5%

Average Age Built: 1978

Ownership Rate: 84.0%

Seasonal Units: 1

Average Sale Price: $412,500

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 0.63%


Top Three Industries:

Accommodations and Food Services
Retail Trade

Average Annual Wage: 851

Average Commute Time: 32.7 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 4.28

Chapter 90 Funding: $612,401

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): GATRA

Available Public Transit Services:

Dial-a-Ride service for 60+ and persons with a disability


Number of Culverts: 133