Taunton, MA

56,276 Population
46.7 square miles 1,200.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Population Density
1,200.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.6%
was 44.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.1%
was 11.4%
 
Percent Under 18
20.9%
was 21.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 13.8%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.8
was 6.1
Ranked 22nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.4%
was 12.8%
 
Median Household Income
$53,058
was $51,637
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.8
42.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
364.9
was 371.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,091.1
was 1,709.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
23,724
was 23,704
 
Median Rent
$924
was $888
 
Total Building Permits
242
was 56
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,035
was 21,657
 
Homeownership Rate
62.8%
was 62.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
71
was 49
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
508.0
was 507.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.1%
was 20.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
171
was 7
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
10.3
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.3
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.2%
was 98.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.1%
was 80.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.8%
was 18.0%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
67.0%
was 63.1%
Ranked 125th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
4.6%
was 9.3%
Ranked 119th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$176,536,465
$170,462,292
Ranked 18th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$165,098,119
$162,834,720
Ranked 16th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,149
was $3,047
Ranked 112th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,945
was $2,910
Ranked 109th Highest in MA

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