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Population (year 2000): 55,976. Estimated population in July 2005: 56,251 (+0.5% change)
Males: 26,904 (48.1%), Females: 29,072 (51.9%)

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Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $42,932 (year 2000)
Median house value: $145,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Taunton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (27.5%), Irish (21.3%), English (11.2%), French (10.5%), Italian (8.3%), French Canadian (5.1%).

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Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 46.6 square miles

Taunton,

For population 25 years and over in Taunton

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taunton city

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

10.1% Foreign born (7.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,034 (+12.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (29.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (211.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.5 miles Raynham, MA (3.9 miles Berkley, Center, MA (4.1 miles Raynham MA (6.3 miles Dighton, Center, MA (7.8 miles Norton MA (7.9 miles Norton, MA (8.8 miles Easton, Bridgewater, MA (10.0 miles West


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 196 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 1997: 167 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1998: 241 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1999: 186 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2000: 106 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2004: 109 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2005: 137 buildings, average cost: $187,400

Latitude: 41.90 N, Longitude: 71.09 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Manufacturing (16.7%), Retail trade (15.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,630 (-8.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,256 (33.2%)


 

Crime in Taunton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 2 3 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 3.6 5.4 0.0 5.4
Rapes 11 12 7 11 12
    per 100,000 19.7 21.4 12.5 19.7 21.4
Robberies 35 46 54 39 59
    per 100,000 62.5 82.2 96.5 69.7 105.4
Assaults 184 196 230 230 214
    per 100,000 328.7 350.2 410.9 410.9 382.3
Burglaries 246 260 358 261 239
    per 100,000 439.5 464.5 639.6 466.3 427.0
Thefts 998 995 1,019 934 571
    per 100,000 1782.9 1777.5 1820.4 1668.6 1020.1
Auto thefts 162 155 179 166 148
    per 100,000 289.4 276.9 319.8 296.6 264.4
217.6 232.6 264.6 234.0 213.9


Average climate in Taunton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Taunton,

Taunton-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Taunton city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: William Z. Foster - (1891-1961 ), head of Communist Party USA.


Main business address for: KOPIN CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Taunton:
  • MORTON HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (88 WASHINGTON ST)
  • TAUNTON STATE HOSP (60 HODGES AVENUE, BOX 151)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Taunton:
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 11 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • CARITAS GOOD SAMARITAN MED CTR (about 13 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 14 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Taunton:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 26 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 32 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 41 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Taunton:
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 7 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)
  • MYRICKS (about 8 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 10 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 158 $232,594 $17,665 92 $118,573
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 838 $3,194,953 $45,751 62 $217,021


Colleges/Universities in Taunton:
  • WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (Full-time enrollment: 133; Location: 10 COURT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • TAUNTON BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 20; Location: 1 SCHOOL ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taunton:
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,843)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 12 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 20 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
Public high schools in Taunton:
  • TAUNTON HIGH (Students: 1,964; Location: 50 WILLIAMS STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BRISTOL-PLYMOUTH VOC TECH (Students: 898; Location: 940 COUNTY STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Taunton:
  • COYLE & CASSIDY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 730; Location: 2 HAMILTON ST.; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Taunton:
  • BENJAMIN FRIEDMAN MIDDLE (Students: 939; Location: 500 NORTON AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • JOSEPH C CHAMBERLAIN (Students: 600; Location: 480 NORTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JAMES L MULCAHEY (Students: 548; Location: 28 CLIFFORD STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • JOHN F PARKER MIDDLE (Students: 508; Location: 50 WILLIAMS STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • EDMUND HATCH BENNETT (Students: 436; Location: 41 NORTH WALKER; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ELIZABETH POLE (Students: 402; Location: 110 COUNTY STREET; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • HOPEWELL (Students: 370; Location: 16 MONROE STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • H H GALLIGAN (Students: 269; Location: 15 SHERIDAN STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WALKER (Students: 223; Location: 145 BERKLEY STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • EDWARD F LEDDY (Students: 219; Location: 36 SECOND STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Taunton:
  • ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 106 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TAUNTON CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 61 SUMMER STREET; Grades: 5 - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 52 FIRST ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • DEVELOPMENT DEPOT (Students: 106; Location: 491 WEIR STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MULBERRY CHILD CARE CENTER INC (Students: 17; Location: 1357 SOMERSET AVENUE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Taunton:
  • TAUNTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $962,241; Location: 12 PLEASANT STREET; 178,715 books; 1,764 audio materials; 2,270 video materials; 155 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Taunton: Plaza 44 Taunton (A), Trucchi Shopping Plaza (B), Taunton City Hall (C), Weir Junction Station (D).

Shopping Center: Fernandes Raynham Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Taunton include: Spanish Church of God (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), North Taunton Church (C).

Cemeteries: Mayflower Hill Cemetery (1), Richmond Cemetery (2), Saint Francis Cemetery (3), Westville Cemetery (4), Blake Cemetery (5), Plain Cemetery (6), Saint Josephs Cemetery (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Richmond Pond (A), Cain Pond (B), Sheppards Factory Pond (C), Black Pond (D), Deep Pond (E), Little Bearhole Pond (F), Thatchers Pond (G), Willis Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cotley River (A), Spring Brook (B), Fall Brook (C), Cobb Brook (D), Mill River (E), Thompson Brook (F), Snake River (G).

Parks in Taunton include: Watson Pond State Park (1), Taunton Common (2), Memorial Park (3), Hopewell Park (4).


Taunton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Taunton:
  • WPEP (1570 AM; 1 kW; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taunton:
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Taunton:
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

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