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Walpole, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Walpole Census Designated Place had a population of 6,073 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Walpole is located at latitude 42.1339 and longitude -71.2403 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Walpole Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Walpole Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378246) 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 Walpole Census Designated Place is located within Town of Walpole, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walpole 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 Walpole: Walpole Junction.

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


Total Population 6,073
Population in Households 6,073
Population in Familes 5,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,165
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,510
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,025 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $394,158
Average Home Value $443,117


Median Household Income $93,620
Average Household Income $115,606
Per Capita Income $46,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.52%
Households 0.34% 0.47%
Families 0.79% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Walpole, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walpole 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 # 104 58th
Population Density1 # 70 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 141 43rd
Median Household Income # 42 83rd
Per Capita Income # 57 77th

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