Green Harbor, Massachusetts

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Green Harbor, Massachusetts
Census-designated place
Green Harbor General Store
Green Harbor General Store
Nickname(s): Green Harbor
Motto: I Love Green Habah
Coordinates: 42°4′25″N 70°39′22″W / 42.07361°N 70.65611°W / 42.07361; -70.65611Coordinates: 42°4′25″N 70°39′22″W / 42.07361°N 70.65611°W / 42.07361; -70.65611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,609
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-27147

Content[edit]

Green Harbor-Cedar Crest is a census-designated place (CDP) in the towns of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Marshfield, Massachusetts in Plymouth County, United States. It includes the village of Green Harbor. Cedar Crest is the name of a hill located on the north side of Careswell St. The population was 2,609 at the 2010 census.[1] This beach has a long wooden board walk upon entering and begins at a jetty to the left and connects to Duxbury beach farther down on the right. It is mainly occupied by families and young people during the summer months. Green Harbor parking lot has limited parking spaces restricted to vehicles with a Marshfield beach sticker, which can be purchased for the price of $40 at town hall. There are other local parking lots where visitors are able to purchase a temporary day pass to park, which include the post office and The Lobster Pound. Lifeguards can also be found at this beach in season during the week from 9am until 4:30pm.

Activities[edit]

Activities specific to this beach area include bridge jumping, boating, and climbing the jetty. The Green Harbor Marina allows people to their boats and enjoy a ride right out from Green Harbor river. There is an annual October Fest on Marginal Street, which features live music, food, shopping stands and entertainment. There are local restaurants nearby including The Lobster Pound, Mandarin Tokyo, Mama Mia's and Harbor Fire. You can also find a coffee shop nearby called The Coffee Shack and a general store located on Marginal Street, which sells items from candy, alcohol, and deli items. A seasonal food stand also can be found at the entrance of Green Harbor beach during summer months, which sells items from slushes, drinks, hotdogs, and more.

History[edit]

Green Harbor was originally known as "Green's Harbor." The name derives from William Green. The Pilgrim government granted William Green rights to conduct commercial fishing there in about 1627. The original name for Cedar Crest was Gotham Hill. In the 1920s 3 seasonal children's camps were created on the west end of the hill. The Immaculate Conception Boys Brigade, under the direction of Monsignor Edward M. Hartigan from the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett, MA, bought out the other 2 camps and created 1 camp. At the time the hill did not have any trees since it had been farmland for a number of years. There was a growth of small cedar trees on the top of the hill. This inspired Monsignor Hartigan to name the combined camps "Cedar Crest" and the name was emblazoned on the side of the hill in white painted stones. Ever since, the entire hill has been called Cedar Crest.

Geography[edit]

Green Harbor-Cedar Crest is located at 42°4′25″N 70°39′22″W / 42.07361°N 70.65611°W / 42.07361; -70.65611 (42.073624, -70.656161).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 km² (1.9 mi²), of which 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) (8.29%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,397 people, 869 households, and 662 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 519.9/km² (1,349.3/mi²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 242.3/km² (628.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.50% White, 0.38% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 869 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $74,375, and the median income for a family was $81,275. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $38,913 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,200. About 1.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Green Harbor-Cedar Crest CDP, Massachusetts". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

4. Stephen G. De Castro