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Randolph

Town of Randolph

  •   State: 
    Massachusetts
      County: 
    Norfolk County
      City: 
    Randolph
      County FIPS: 
    25021
      Coordinates: 
    42°09′45″N 71°02′30″W
      Area total: 
    10.5 sq mi (27.2 km²)
      Area land: 
    10.1 sq mi (26.1 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.4 sq mi (1.1 km²)
      Elevation: 
    184 ft (56 m)
      Established: 
    1710; Settled 1710; Incorporated 1793 (T)
    2010 (C)
  •   Latitude: 
    42,1744
      Longitude: 
    -71,0511
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    02368
      GMAP: 

    Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,246
      Population density: 
    3,300 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²)
      Household income: 
    $68,527
      Households: 
    11,051
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.30%

Randolph is a suburban city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. At the 2020 census, the city population was 34,984. The town was incorporated in 1793 from what was formerly the south precinct of the town of Braintree. The inspiration for the nationally observed Great American Smokeout came from a Randolph High School guidance councilor, who observed in a 1969 discussion with students that he could send all of them to college if he had a nickel for every cigarette butt he found on the ground. Randolph is home to four Nationally Registered Historic Places:Jonathan Belcher House, 360 N. Main St. (1767-1839), home to the Randolph Womens Club (formerly Ladies Library Association) since 1911, and Stetson Hall, built in 1842. According to the centennial address delivered by John V. Beal, the town was named after Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress. In 1950, fifteen or twenty Jewish families lived in the town; by 1970, Randolph had about 7,000 Jewish residents, and about 9,000 in 1980, the largest such community south of Boston. By the early 1990s, the population shrank to about 6,000. The decline of the shoe industry at the beginning of the twentieth century led to Randolph's evolution as a suburban residential community. It is located at 42°0924N 71°256W (42.173417, 71.049124). Located fifteen miles south of. Boston, at the intersection of Routes 128 and 24, Randolph's location has been an important factor in its economic and social history.

History

Randolph was incorporated in 1793 from what was formerly the south precinct of the town of Braintree. The town was named after Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress. At its peak, Randolph had a kosher butcher, Judaica shop, kosher bakery, and two synagogues. The inspiration for the nationally observed Great American Smokeout came from a Randolph High School guidance councilor, who observed in a 1969 discussion with students that he could send all of them to college if he had a nickel for every cigarette butt he found on the ground. Randolph is home to four Nationally Registered Historic Places:Jonathan Belcher House, 360 N. Main St. (Listed April 30, 1976), home to the Randolph Womens Club (formerly Ladies Library Association) since 1911, Stetson Hall, 6 S. Main Street (L listed December 7, 2011), and Gills Farm Archaeological District, October 4, 1983. It was called Cochaticquom by the local Cochato and Ponkapoag tribes. The area that is now Randolph was occupied by the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pokanoket tribes. In 1950, Randolph saw significant growth in its Jewish community with the exodus of Jews from Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods. By the early 1990s, the population shrank to about 6,000. The decline of the shoe industry at the beginning of the twentieth century led to Randolph's evolution as a suburban residential community.

Geography

Randolph is located at 42°0924N 71°256W (42.173417, 71.049124). Located 15 miles south of Boston, at the intersection of Routes 128 and 24, Randolph's location has been an important factor in its economic and social history. It is drained by the Cochato River and Blue Hill River, which flow into the Neponset River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²), of which 10.1square miles (26.1 km²) is land and 0.4 square mile (1.1km²) (4.10%) is water. Randolph is located in eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Milton and Quincy on the north, Braintree andHolbrook on the east, Canton on the west, and Avon and Stoughton on the south and southwest. The town is 211 miles from New York City and is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town. It has a population of 2,816. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population at 2,715. The population of Randolph in 2010 was 2,917. The city of Milton is the largest in the state, with a total population of 3,716. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 32,158 people, 11,564 households, and 8,038 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 41.6% White, 38.3% Black or African American, 0. 3% Native American, 12.4% Asian, and 3.5% from two or more races. 60% of all elementary school students are black, 21% Hispanic (predominately Dominican), 11% White and 8% Asian. The median income for a household in the town was $55,255, and the medianincome for a family was $61,942. The city is one of the fastest growing minority cities in America. It is home to the University of New Hampshire, where the football team is known as the N.C. State Huskies. The town is also the home of the New Hampshire Museum of Natural History, which was founded in 1875. The museum is located on the campus of the College of St. Benedict, which dates back to the 16th century. It was the first U.S. city to have a U.N. museum, opening in 1876. It has a population of 1,856. It also has a museum of African American history, which opened in 1881. It contains the oldest African-American museum in the United States, dating back to 1855. In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.7%. from 18 to 24, 26.5%. from 25 to 44, 29.4%. from 45 to 64, and 13.4. who were 65 years of age or older.

Transportation

Randolph is situated in the Greater Boston Area, which has excellent rail, air, and highway facilities. State Route 128 and Interstate Route 495 divide the region into inner and outer zones, which are connected by numerous "spokes" providing direct access to the airport, port, and intermodal facilities of Boston. Most area residents use Logan International Airport for air transportation. Locally, Norwood Memorial Airport is easily accessible; it has two runways, each approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in length. The town is a member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) which provides fixed route service to Quincy Adams, Quincy Center and Ashmont Stations. Randolph is served by Bus 240 from Ashmont Station and the 238 Bus from Quincy Center Station. The MBTA also provides THE RIDE, a paratransit service for the elderly and disabled. The Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) provides bus service to Brockton fromAshmont and vice versa. The Town of Randolph has a population of 2,000 people (as of the 2010 Census). The town's population was 3,000 (as of the 2011 Census). It is located in the northwestern part of the state, between the towns of Braintree and Quincy, and the town of Brockton and the city of Framingham. It is the only town in the state to have a post office, which was established in 1881. It was the first post office in the town.

Government

Randolph was originally governed by a representative town meeting form of government. In a special election on April 7, 2009, the town adopted a new charter that became effective in January 2010. The current town manager is Brian P. Howard. Current town council members are: William Alexopoulos, President, at-large; Natacha Clerger, Vice President; James F. Burgess, Jr., at- Large; Ryan Egan, at large; Kevin O'Connell, District 1; Jesse A. Gordon, District 2; Katrina Huff-Larmond, District 3; Christos Alexopolous, District 4. Other boards & Commissions include the Board of Assessors, Planning Board, Board of Health, School Committee, School Board of Trustees, and Board of Education. The town has a population of 4,000. The population of Randolph was 5,000 in the mid-1970s. In the early 1980s, the population was 4,200. The number of residents in the town has grown to 6,000 by the end of the 1990s. The city's population in the early 2000s was 6,500. The growth of the town in the late 1980s and early 1990s was the largest in the state. It has had a population growth rate of more than 20 percent since the mid-'90s. It is the second-largest town in New Hampshire. The state's population is 6,300. It was the fourth-largest city in the United States in the 1980s.

Education

Randolph has a high school serving grades 912 (Randolph High School), a middle school servinggrades 6, 7, and 8, and four elementary schools serving grades K5. Pre-elementary education (kindergarten) is provided at the respective home schools. As part of the Blue Hills Regional School District, students entering the ninth grade may opt to attend Blue Hills or Norfolk County Agricultural High School instead of Randolph High School. The school system is run by the School Committee. The town has a population of about 8,000. It is located on the banks of the Rappahannock River, which runs through the center of the town. The city is home to the University of North Carolina at Randolph, which was founded in 1876. It also has a number of colleges and universities, including Carolina State University, Carolinas Universities and the University of New  Hampshire. It has also been the site of the U.S. Air Force Academy, which opened in 1969. The U.N. Air Astronaut Corps has a base in the town, which is located near the town's airport. It was also the home of the United States Air Force Reserve Base, which closed in 2007. The community has a history of being home to many notable people, including: Ebenezer Alden, physician, biographer, bibliophile, and actor O'mega Red, rapper, musician and actor. The current mayor of Randolph is William Rimmer.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts = 26.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 35. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Randolph = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,246 individuals with a median age of 41 age the population dropped by -3.23% in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,300 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²). There are average 2.69 people per household in the 11,051 households with an average household income of $68,527 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.06%. The number of physicians in Randolph per 100,000 population = 414.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Randolph = 50 inches and the annual snowfall = 63.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 132. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 197. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts which are owned by the occupant = 70.34%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $207,310 and home appreciation of -13.25%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.91 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,084 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 1725 students for each Librarian and 690 students for each Counselor. 9.81% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.65% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Randolph's population in Norfolk County, Massachusetts of 2,088 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,6-fold to 1,246 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.85% female residents and 48.15% male residents live in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

    As of 2020 in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts are married and the remaining 44.03% are single population.

  • 35.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Randolph require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.32% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.06% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.35% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.09% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 70.34% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.89% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.76% are vacant.

  • The 68.81% of the population in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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