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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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Median household income
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$51,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Acushnet demographic reports
Acushnet is on the Acushnet River
Birthplace of the Titleist golf ball
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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13% of Acushnet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Acushnet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $443.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,107.


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Libraries in Acushnet include Russell Memorial Library ... View libraries

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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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