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Plainville, Massachusetts

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Plainville is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,683.

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History and Local Information

Plainville was first settled in 1661 and was officially incorporated in 1905. Prior to 1905 Plainville was a southern part of the neighboring town Wrentham. In past eras Plainville was reffered to as Slacksville. Plainville participates in a regional school district with Wrentham and Norfolk. Its Jr. High King Phillip North is located in Norfolk. Its highschool King Phillip Regional is located in Wrentham

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.9 km² (11.6 mi²). 28.6 km² (11.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.24% water.

Plainville has borders with the following towns: North Attleboro to the South, Wrentham to the North, Foxboro to the East, and Cumberland Rhode Island to the West

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,683 people, 3,009 households, and 2,040 families residing in the town. The population density is 268.2/km² (694.6/mi²). There are 3,111 housing units at an average density of 108.6/km² (281.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.77% White, 0.70% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,009 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $57,155, and the median income for a family is $68,640. Males have a median income of $50,708 versus $32,377 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,816. 4.0% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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