Taunton, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Taunton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Taunton had a population of 56,574 as of July 1, 2015. Taunton 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 Taunton is located at latitude 41.9033 and longitude -71.095 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taunton (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.7 sq. miles and a water area of 1.71 sq. miles. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Taunton (GNIS ID: 619440) 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 Taunton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taunton: Taunton Green.

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Taunton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,574
Population in Households 55,754
Population in Familes 43,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 820
Population Density1 1,211
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,767
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 14,418
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,237 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,530 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,360 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $233,828
Average Home Value $250,662
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,560
Average Household Income $68,733
Per Capita Income $27,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.29%
Households 0.37% 0.33%
Families 0.19% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

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Taunton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taunton to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 20 92nd
Population Density1 # 138 44th
Diversity Index2 # 60 76th
Median Household Income # 178 27th
Per Capita Income # 191 22nd

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