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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Location of Dartmouth in Massachusetts

Dartmouth is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 30,666. It is the location of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Dartmouth, please see the articles on Bliss Corner and Smith Mills.

History

Dartmouth was first settled in 1650 and was officially incorporated in 1664.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 253.4 km² (97.8 mi²). 159.5 km² (61.6 mi²) of it is land and 93.9 km² (36.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 37.06% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 30,666 people, 10,555 households, and 7,821 families residing in the town. The population density is 192.3/km² (498.1/mi²). There are 11,283 housing units at an average density of 70.8/km² (183.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.77% White, 1.06% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.12% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,555 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% are non-families. 22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the town the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $50,742, and the median income for a family is $60,401. Males have a median income of $39,788 versus $28,033 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,326. 4.5% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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