Halifax

 

Town of Halifax

Incorporated in 1734, Halifax was origionally known by the Native American name “Monponsett,” which means “near the deep pond.” It is situated on 16.6 square miles about 40 minutes south of Boston.

Now largely residential, agriculture and lumbering were once the basis of the town’s economy. Today, over 7,000 people call this pastorial community their home.

Halifax, MA

 

Statistics

Town Clerk: (781) 293-7970

Website: www.town.halifax.ma.us

Commonwealth Communities (Mass.Gov):Halifax

Tax Rates:
Residential 17.99
Commercial 17.99

Median Housing Price: $314,541

Median Family Income: $72,921

Population: 7,518

Public Schools:
School Superintendent – (781) 585- 4313
Total Enrollment – 597
Per Pupil Expenditure 2011 – $11,023

SAT Scores:
Verbal – 515
Math – 549
Writing – 505

Plans of High School Graduates:
4-Year College -56%