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Charlton is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after Sir Francis Charlton

The latitude of Charlton is 42.135N. The longitude is -71.97W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,263.


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Median household income
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$63,033
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charlton demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Grizzly Adams, mountain man
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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5% of Charlton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charlton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charlton was $23,626, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Charlton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Charlton include Northside Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Charlton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $505.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,207.


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Libraries in Charlton include Charlton Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Charlton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Charlton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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