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Cummington, Massachusetts

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Cummington is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 978.

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History

Cummington was first settled in 1762 and was officially incorporated in 1779.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.7 km² (23.0 mi²). 59.7 km² (23.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 978 people, 382 households, and 239 families residing in the town. The population density is 16.4/km² (42.4/mi²). There are 452 housing units at an average density of 7.6/km² (19.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.42% White, 0.61% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 3.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 382 households out of which 24.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% are non-families. 28.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.77.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $42,250, and the median income for a family is $48,750. Males have a median income of $31,765 versus $27,279 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,553. 6.6% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.7% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Trivia

The mineral cummingtonite was first found in this town and was named after it.

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