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Wareham, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Wareham, MA.

The Town of Wareham was officially established in 1739.

In addition to a beautiful Downtown on the Wareham River, the town has 57 miles of coastline and several public beaches, including Onset Beach, Little Harbor Beach, Briarwood Beach, Minot Forest Beach, Point Independence Beach, Swifts Beach, and Shell Point Beach. Onset Village is its own unique, diverse place featuring a shopping area, restaurants, inns, antiques, and summer rental cottages. Wareham is home to the A.D. Makepeace Company, the world's largest cranberry grower.

By the Numbers


Population: 22,574

Population Change: 3.4%

Median Age: 46.5

Poverty Level: 11.3%

Avg. Household Size: 2.37

Median Household Income: $63,365


Percent Cost Burden: 36.4%

Average Age Built: 1964

Ownership Rate: 54.8%

Seasonal Units: 21

Average Sale Price: $267,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 7.71%


Top Three Industries:

Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodations and Food Services

Average Annual Wage: 836

Average Commute Time: 28.3 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 34.4

Chapter 90 Funding: $747,685

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): GATRA

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Wareham-Lakeville Train Connector
Demand Response Service for persons with a disability


Number of Culverts: 238