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Lakeville, Massachusetts

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Lakeville is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,821.

For geographic and demographic information on the village of North Lakeville, please see the article North Lakeville, Massachusetts.

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History

Lakeville was a part of Middleborough until its incorporation as a separate town in 1853.

Schools

Lakeville operates several schools for its schoolaged population. Assawompsett Elementary School (http://www.freelake.mec.edu/AES/) is operated by the town for grades K-3. The George R. Austin Intermediate School (http://www.freelake.mec.edu/AIS) is operated by Lakeville for grade 4 and jointly with Freetown for grade 5. Freetown-Lakeville Middle School is operated jointly with Freetown for grades 6-8, and Apponequet Regional High School is jointly operated with Freetown for grades 9-12.

Students wishing a vocational education can apply to Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School for grades 9-12. Also, because Freetown is a part of Bristol County, Lakeville high school students may apply for available slots at the Bristol County Agricultural High School.

Government

Lakeville is governed in a modified version of traditional New England style.

Executive Branch: Three-member Board of Selectmen with three-year staggered terms overseeing an appointed Town Administrator.
Legislative Branch: Open Town Meeting.

Board of Selectmen

  • Chawner Hurd (2006)
  • Richard F. LaCamera (2007)
  • Nancy Yeatts (2008)

Various other boards, committees, and commissions round out the variety of services provided to residents, including fire, police, education, recreation, etc. Municipal elections are held in the spring.

Representatives in General Court

Senator in General Court

Representative to the United States House of Representatives

Senators in the United States Senate

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 93.6 km² (36.1 mi²). 77.4 km² (29.9 mi²) of it is land and 16.2 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 17.27% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,821 people, 3,292 households, and 2,659 families residing in the town. The population density is 126.8/km² (328.4/mi²). There are 3,662 housing units at an average density of 47.3/km² (122.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.29% White, 0.31% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,292 households out of which 40.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% are non-families. 14.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.24.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $70,495, and the median income for a family is $75,838. Males have a median income of $51,321 versus $31,374 for females. The per capita income for the town is $26,046. 3.0% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External Link

Official Lakeville homepage (http://www.lakevillema.org/Home/)

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