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Wrentham, Massachusetts

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Wrentham is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,554.

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History

Wrentham was first settled in 1669 and was officially incorporated in 1673. Recently became a very popular spot for shoppers when the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets opened.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.4 km² (22.9 mi²). 57.5 km² (22.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.14% water. Bordered by Norfolk, MA on the north, Foxboro, MA on the east, Plainville, MA and Cumberland, RI on the south, Bellingham, MA on the southwest, and Franklin, MA on the west.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,554 people, 3,402 households, and 2,653 families residing in the town. The population density is 183.6/km² (475.5/mi²). There are 3,507 housing units at an average density of 61.0/km² (158.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.64% White, 0.61% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,402 households out of which 43.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% are non-families. 17.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.31.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $78,043, and the median income for a family is $89,058. Males have a median income of $58,776 versus $37,219 for females. The per capita income for the town is $30,792. 3.9% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.2% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

As of 2005, the town has three public schools: the Delaney/Vogel Elementary School, the Roderick Elementary School, and King Philip Regional High School. Students in middle school attend King Philip Regional Middle School in Norfolk, MA. Other high schools that students may attend include: Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, MA, or, Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, MA.

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