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Dighton spans 22.4 square miles and is a water source for the Metro South region. Situated an hour’s drive to Boston and just minutes from the city of Providence. A “Right to Farm” community, Dighton has maintained its rural feel since being founded by agriculturalists. Dighton is a designated Green Community, proudly committing to enacting energy efficiency measures to reduce energy consumption.

Dighton, the geographic center of Bristol County, is also a rural economic center. It is the location of the Bristol County Agricultural High School and of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.

It is a mixture of suburban and rural settings with a strong industrial presence. Dighton has a full array of activities and services for its young people, including little league baseball, soccer, basketball, softball and tennis.

The town offers an excellent educational delivery system from its regional K-12 school district.

Dighton, which was named in honor of a woman, Frances Dighton Williams, was founded in 1712 as the southern precinct of the Town of Taunton and retains close regional ties with Taunton, Fall River, and Providence.

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Tax Rates

Residential: 14.29%
Commercial: 26.17%

Median Housing Price

$384,623

Median Family Income

$101,325

Population

8,050

SAT® Scores:

Reading: 549
Math:
537

High School Plans

4-Year College: 68%

Public School Info

Superintendent: 
(508) 252-5000
Total Enrollment: 2,569
Per Pupil Expenditure:
$14,715

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