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Walpole is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Sir Robert Walpole, prime minister of England
The latitude of Walpole is 42.141N. The longitude is -71.25W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,824.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Walpole demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norfolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02071 ZIP code.
8% of Walpole residents report German ancestry, and 32% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walpole ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walpole was $32,117, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Walpole residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walpole, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $759. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,631.
Libraries in Walpole include Walpole Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Walpole include Walpole Times
The average commute time for Walpole workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Walpole between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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