Attleboro, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Attleboro, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Attleboro had a population of 44,810 as of July 1, 2016. Attleboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Attleboro is located at latitude 41.9317 and longitude -71.2945 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of Attleboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.81 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of Attleboro (GNIS ID: 618278) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Attleboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Attleboro: Attleborough, East Attleborough.

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Attleboro, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,810
Population in Households 44,231
Population in Familes 35,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 579
Population Density1 1,671
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 17,301
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 11,458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,276 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,025 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,020 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $293,612
Average Home Value $311,454


Median Household Income $66,495
Average Household Income $84,017
Per Capita Income $32,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.44%
Households 0.39% 0.4%
Families 0.35% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Attleboro, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Attleboro to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 89th
Population Density1 # 105 58th
Diversity Index2 # 58 77th
Median Household Income # 136 45th
Per Capita Income # 161 35th

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