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Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named for its harbor on the bay.
The latitude of Fairhaven is 41.637N. The longitude is -70.904W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,159.
Fairhaven was once a whaling and shipping center.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairhaven demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Bedford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02719 ZIP code.
2% of Fairhaven residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairhaven ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairhaven was $20,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Fairhaven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fairhaven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $495. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,139.
Libraries in Fairhaven include Millicent Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Fairhaven workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairhaven between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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