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Walpole, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Walpole Census Designated Place had a population of 6,159 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walpole: Walpole Junction.

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


Total Population 6,159
Daytime Population: Workers 3,067
Daytime Population: Residents 2,836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 6,159
Population in Familes 5,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,196
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $96,792
Average Household Income $120,021
Per Capita Income $47,915


Total Housing Units 2,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,035 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $414,010
Average Home Value $476,130


Total Households 2,529
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,672
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 0.55% 0.57%
Households 0.4% 0.51%
Families 0.79% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 104 58th
Population Density # 71 72nd
Diversity Index # 141 43rd
Median Household Income # 45 82nd
Per Capita Income # 57 77th

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