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Taunton, Massachusetts

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Taunton is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,976. It is the county seat of Bristol CountyTemplate:GR.

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History

Taunton was first settled in 1638, founded by Elizabeth Pole, and was officially incorporated as a town in 1639. It was incorporated as a city in 1864. The city once included many surrounding towns, including Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Dighton, Raynham, and Berkley. Possession of the latter is still noted by the naming of Taunton Hill in Assonet, which is now North Main Street and heads into Berkley.

Once a great industrial city, the "Silver City" was home to many silversmithing operations, including the Taunton Silversmiths and the F.B. Rogers Silver Co.. Various other industries operated throughout the city into the third quarter of the 20th century.

Geography

Taunton is located at 41°54'5" North, 71°5'37" West (41.901491, -71.093628)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 124.2 km² (48.0 mi²). 120.7 km² (46.6 mi²) of it is land and 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.81% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 55,976 people, 22,045 households, and 14,483 families residing in the city. The population density is 463.7/km² (1,201.1/mi²). There are 22,908 housing units at an average density of 189.8/km² (491.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.67% White, 2.74% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.59% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 3.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 22,045 households out of which 32.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% are married couples living together, 13.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $42,932, and the median income for a family is $52,433. Males have a median income of $36,895 versus $27,686 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,899. 10.0% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.9% of those under the age of 18 and 11.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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