Mansfield, Massachusetts

Mansfield, Massachusetts

North America

According to top-mba-universities, Mansfield, Massachusetts is located in the southeastern part of the state and is part of Bristol County. It is bordered by Foxboro, Norton, Easton, and Attleboro. The town has a total area of 32.3 square miles and its population was estimated to be 23,184 in 2019.

The climate in Mansfield is typical for New England with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in July is around 76 degrees Fahrenheit while January has an average temperature of about 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year with an average annual precipitation of 48 inches.

Mansfield was first settled by Europeans in 1658 when it was known as “Stoughtonham”. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1775 and named after Colonel Josiah Mansfield who had served during the French and Indian War. The town experienced rapid industrial growth during the 19th century when several factories opened up such as a cotton mill, paper mill, tannery, and shoe factory.

Mansfield has had a long history of political involvement dating back to its early days when it actively supported independence from Great Britain. Today it operates under an open Town Meeting form of government where Town Meeting members are elected annually to serve three-year terms.

The economy of Mansfield is largely based on retail trade and manufacturing which accounts for about 25% of all jobs within the city limits according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Other important industries include health care, education services, construction, administrative services and social assistance.

Education-wise Mansfield is served by two public school districts: Mansfield Public Schools (K-12) and Foxboro Regional Charter School (K-8). There are also several private schools available such as Sturdy Memorial School (K-8) which offers a Catholic education program as well as Christian Heritage Academy (K-12) which provides a religious education curriculum based on biblical principles.

Some notable landmarks within Mansfield include World War I Memorial Park which includes monuments dedicated to those who fought in WWI from Mansfield; LaSalette Shrine which offers beautiful views from atop its hillside location; Xfinity Center Amphitheater which hosts concerts throughout the summer months; and Capron Park Zoo which offers educational programs for children about wildlife conservation efforts taking place around the world.

Population: 22,414. Estimated population in July 2020: 22,977 (+2.5% change)
Males: 11,175 (49.9%), Females: 11,239 (50.1%)

Bristol County

Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $66,925
Median house value: $221,500

Races in Mansfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (32.4%), Italian (20.3%), English (14.5%), German (9.6%), French (7.4%), Polish (5.6%).

Elevation: 160 feet

Mansfield, Massachusetts



Mansfield, Massachusetts is a town located in Bristol County and is part of the Greater Boston area. It has a population of about 24,000 people according to the 2020 census, making it the 28th most populous municipality in Massachusetts. The town is diverse and has an estimated racial makeup of 85.3% White, 4.8% African American, 6.4% Asian and 2.4% Hispanic or Latino residents. The median age of Mansfield residents is 43 years old and there are more females than males living here, with women making up 50.7% of the population compared to 49.3% for men. There are a variety of housing options available in Mansfield with single family homes making up 74.2%, followed by multi-family at 15%, mobile homes at 1%, and other housing types accounting for 9%. Median household income in Mansfield is $95,208 with around 5% of households earning over $200K per year while 10% earn less than $35K annually. Education levels are high as well with over 90% of adults having graduated from college or higher while only 7.5% have not completed high school education or equivalent degree programs such as GEDs or trade certificates.

For population 25 years and over in Mansfield

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 42.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mansfield town

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

4.0% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mansfield:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mansfield:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 26 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 27 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 31 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mansfield:

  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 4 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; Abbreviation: 1B9)
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 11 miles; NORWOOD, MA; Abbreviation: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 12 miles; NORFOLK, MA; Abbreviation: 32M)

Amtrak stations near Mansfield:

  • 13 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Mansfield:

  • L J TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Location: 82 COPELAND DR; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mansfield:

  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; EASTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,659)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BROCKTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,161)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,843)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,938)


Public high school in Mansfield:

  • MANSFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,143; Location: 250 EAST STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Mansfield:

  • JORDAN/JACKSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,193; Location: 255 EAST STREET; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • EVERETT W ROBINSON (Students: 1,150; Location: 245 EAST STREET; Grades: KG – 02)
  • HAROLD L QUALTERS MIDDLE (Students: 1,143; Location: 240 EAST STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROLAND GREEN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 29 DEAN STREET; Grades: PK – PK)

Private primary/middle school in Mansfield:

  • MANSFIELD CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 4; Location: 1100 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG – KG)


Library in Mansfield:

  • MANSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $454,022; Location: 255 HOPE STREET; 70,948 books; 2,721 audio materials; 2,141 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)