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Attleboro, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Attleboro is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bristol County at latitude 41.9317 and longitude -71.2945. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Attleboro, but most people and references simply refer to it as Attleboro, Massachusetts.

The P1 Census Class Code for Attleboro indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Attleboro: Attleborough, East Attleborough.

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Attleboro, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 44,481
Population in Households 43,895
Population in Familes 35,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 586
Population Density1 1,659
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 17,300
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 11,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,638 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,662 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 996 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $249,504
Average Home Value $271,864


Median Household Income $62,570
Average Household Income $79,827
Per Capita Income $31,082
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.48% 0.44%
Households 0.57% 0.46%
Families 0.54% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 104 58th
Diversity Index2 # 56 77th
Median Household Income # 133 46th
Per Capita Income # 160 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.