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Attleboro, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Attleboro had a population of 46,362 as of July 1, 2020. Attleboro 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 Attleboro is located at latitude 41.9445 and longitude -71.2856 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of Attleboro encompass a land area of 26.81 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Bristol County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of Attleboro (GNIS ID: 618278) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Attleboro: Attleborough, East Attleborough.


Attleboro, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 46,362 (100%)
Population in Households 45,811 (98.8%)
Population in Families 36,887 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 551 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 1,731
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $76,021
Average Household Income $98,264
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $38,211
Wealth Index5 109


Total HU (Housing Units) 19,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,584 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,435 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 995 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $305,313
Average Home Value $326,096
Housing Affordability Index3 128


Total Households 18,019
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 11,849
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.6% 0.47%
Households 0.64% 0.49%
Families 0.54% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.7%


Attleboro, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Attleboro to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 101 59th
Median Household Income # 128 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 181 74th
Per Capita Income # 147 40th
Diversity Index # 53 79th

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