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Taunton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

Taunton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Taunton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bristol County at latitude 41.9001 and longitude -71.0898. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Taunton (see map) encompass a land area of 46.7 sq. miles and a water area of 1.71 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taunton: Taunton Green.

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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, 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 # 20 92nd
Population Density1 # 139 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 59 76th
Median Household Income # 190 23rd
Per Capita Income # 198 19th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 56,442
Population in Households 55,627
Population in Familes 43,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 815
Population Density1 1,209
Diversity Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,683
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 14,444
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,184 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,499 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,489 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $230,812
Average Home Value $247,837
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,175
Average Household Income $65,209
Per Capita Income $26,245
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.28%
Households 0.37% 0.32%
Families 0.27% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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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