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Taunton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Taunton had a population of 57,743 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.9033 and longitude -71.095 in Bristol County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taunton (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taunton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taunton: Taunton Green.

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Taunton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57,743
Daytime Population: Workers 25,915
Daytime Population: Residents 29,368
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,283
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 56,930
Population in Familes 44,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 813
Population Density2 1,236
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $54,488
Average Household Income $70,703
Per Capita Income $28,375


Total Housing Units 24,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,779 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,173 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,284 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $272,974
Average Home Value $294,069


Total Households 22,952
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 14,577
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.46%
Households 0.38% 0.42%
Families 0.29% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2017 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 # 61 76th
Median Household Income # 189 24th
Per Capita Income # 200 19th

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