Townsend, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Townsend, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Townsend Census Designated Place had a population of 1,253 as of July 1, 2018. Townsend ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Townsend is located at latitude 42.6767 and longitude -71.7098 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Townsend Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The Townsend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378241) 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 Townsend Census Designated Place is located within Town of Townsend, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Townsend: Centre Village, Centreville, Townsend Center.

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Townsend, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,253
Population in Households 1,252
Population in Familes 959
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 740
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $56,661
Average Household Income $65,875
Per Capita Income $27,902


Total Housing Units 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $239,145
Average Home Value $255,403


Total Households 538
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.28% 1.15%
Households 1.11% 1.02%
Families 1.17% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Townsend, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 219 11th
Population Density # 193 22nd
Diversity Index # 196 21st
Median Household Income # 194 22nd
Per Capita Income # 211 15th

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