Taunton, MA

56,504 Population
46.7 square miles 1,209.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Population Density
1,209.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.2%
was 46.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.7%
was 12.1%
 
Percent Under 18
20.4%
was 20.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.1%
was 14.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.8
was 6.1
Ranked 22nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.5%
was 12.4%
 
Median Household Income
$54,785
was $53,058
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.5
41.8
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
23,917
was 23,724
 
Median Rent
$930
was $924
 
Total Building Permits
242
was 56
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,307
was 22,035
 
Homeownership Rate
62.2%
was 62.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
71
was 49
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
512.1
was 508.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.0%
was 17.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
171
was 7
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
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
98.8%
was 99.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.4%
was 82.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.2%
was 18.8%
 

 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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