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Taunton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Taunton had a population of 58,350 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.9001 and longitude -71.0898 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taunton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taunton: Taunton Green.

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Taunton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Taunton, MA Housing Affordability Index is 102
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Taunton, MA Wealth Index is 92
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 58,350
Population in Households 57,568
Population in Familes 45,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 782
Population Density 1,249
Diversity Index1 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,053
Average Household Income $82,799
Per Capita Income $33,138
Wealth Index3 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,657 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,682 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,582 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $282,579
Housing Affordability Index2 102
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,339
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 14,804
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.47% 0.43%
Households 0.48% 0.43%
Families 0.39% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Taunton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taunton to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 139 44th
Diversity Index # 60 76th
Median Household Income # 179 28th
Per Capita Income # 185 25th

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