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Wareham is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Wareham is 41.762N. The longitude is -70.722W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,335.
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5% of Wareham residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wareham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wareham was $21,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Wareham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wareham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,053.
Libraries in Wareham include Wareham Free Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Wareham workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wareham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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