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Norfolk, Massachusetts

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Norfolk is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,460.

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History

Norfolk was first settled in 1793 and was officially incorporated in 1870.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 km² (15.2 mi²). 38.4 km² (14.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.30% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,460 people, 2,818 households, and 2,412 families residing in the town. The population density is 272.1/km² (705.1/mi²). There are 2,861 housing units at an average density of 74.4/km² (192.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 88.97% White, 4.90% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.43% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 4.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,818 households out of which 50.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% are married couples living together, 5.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% are non-families. 10.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.08 and the average family size is 3.36.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 142.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 157.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $86,153, and the median income for a family is $92,001. Males have a median income of $60,926 versus $40,825 for females. The per capita income for the town is $32,454. 1.1% of the population and 0.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

As of 2005, there are three public schools located within the town. They are the H. Olive Day Elementary School, the Freeman-Centennial Elementary School, and King Philip Regional Middle School. Students go on to attend King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, MA, or, specialty high schools such as Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, MA and Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, MA.

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