GEOGRAPHY

Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Middleborough on the west, Plympton on the north, Kingston on the northeast, Plymouth on the east, and Wareham on the south. Carver is 40 miles southeast of Boston; 39 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 219 miles from New York City.

A Bog Durring Harvesting Total Area: 39.81 sq. miles
Land Area: 37.55 sq. miles
Population: 11,368
Density: 286 per sq. mile

Climate

Normal temperature in January.....26.5F
Normal temperature in July........71.0F
Normal annual precipitation.......48.8"

(National Climatic Data Center)
       (Plymouth Station)

GOVERNMENT

Municipal Offices

Main Number: (508) 866-3400

Registered Voters (Secretary of State 1994)

Party

Number

Percent

Democrats

1,833

31.3

Republicans

971

16.6

Other parties

4

0.1

Unenrolled Voters

3,049

52.1

Total Registered

5,857

Union Cemetery

Form of Government

Board of Selectmen
Town Administrator
Open Town Meeting

Year Incorporated
As a town: 1790

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation and Access

Carver lies in the heart of the Old Colony Region between Boston and Cape Cod. The major highways are State Route 3 and Interstate 495, which give access to the airport, port, and intermodal facilities of the Greater Boston Region.

Major Highways

Principal highways are State Route 58, which runs in a N-S direction, and U.S. Route 44, which runs E-W between the coast and Providence, Rhode Island.

Rail

Commuter rail service to South Station, Boston, is available on both the Middleborough and Plymouth Lines.

Bus

Carver is a member of the Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Authority (GATRA), which provides Dial-A-Ride service to the elderly and disabled.

Other

The Plymouth Municipal Airport, a General Aviation (GA) facility located 4 mi SW of the city, has 2 asphalt runways 2,501'x75' and 3,501'x75'. Instrument approaches available: Non-precision.

LAND USE CLASSIFICATION

* (Office of Environmental Affairs 1985)

Type of Area

Acres

Percent

Residential

2,271

8.9%

Commercial

67

0.3%

Industrial

44

0.2%

Transportation

90

0.4%

Agriculture

280

1.1%

Urban Open Land

223

0.9%

Recreation

25

0.1%

Water

1,147

4.5%

Other

21,309

83.7%


For more information about Carver,
click on the link to the State's Web site at:
http://www.state.ma.us/dhcd/iprofile/052.htm
Or, view the at-a-glance report:
http://www.state.ma.us/scripts/dls/databank/indiv1.cgi?report3


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