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Acushnet is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "bathing place"
The latitude of Acushnet is 41.680N. The longitude is -70.908W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,161.
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2% of Acushnet residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Acushnet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Acushnet was $21,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Acushnet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Acushnet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $443. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,107.
Libraries in Acushnet include Russell Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Acushnet workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Acushnet between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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