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West Wareham, Massachusetts
Census-designated place
West Wareham School
West Wareham School
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,064
 • Density 543/sq mi (210.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02576
Area code(s) 508
FIPS code 25-78410
GNIS feature ID 0614499

West Wareham is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Wareham in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,064 at the 2010 census.


West Wareham is located at 41°47′28″N 70°45′2″W / 41.79111°N 70.75056°W / 41.79111; -70.75056 (41.791007, -70.750548).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.8 km² (3.8 mi²), of which 9.6 km² (3.7 mi²) is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) (1.85%) is water.


See also: List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,908 people, 830 households, and 523 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 198.0/km² (512.7/mi²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 90.7/km² (234.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.06% White, 2.20% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 6.92% from other races, and 4.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 830 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,167, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $40,462 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,974. About 6.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

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