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Turners Falls, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Turners Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 4,507 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Turners Falls is located at latitude 42.5974 and longitude -72.5553 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Turners Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Turners Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378242) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Turners Falls Census Designated Place is located within Town of Montague, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Turners Falls 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 Turners Falls: Peskeompskut.

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


Total Population 4,507
Population in Households 4,428
Population in Familes 3,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,363
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 2,060
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,006 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,055 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $198,471
Average Home Value $240,432


Median Household Income $36,998
Average Household Income $52,963
Per Capita Income $24,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.03%
Households 0.26% 0.05%
Families -0.1% 0.02%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Turners Falls, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turners Falls 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 # 126 49th
Population Density1 # 65 74th
Diversity Index2 # 76 70th
Median Household Income # 237 4th
Per Capita Income # 226 9th

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