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Easton is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

So named because it was the "East End" of the Taunton North Purchase

The latitude of Easton is 42.024N. The longitude is -71.129W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,299.


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Median household income
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$69,144
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Easton demographic reports
Iron region; shovels made by the Ames Shovel Co laid the Union Pacific Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Nearby parks & recreation: Borderland State Park
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum in Easton
Colleges and universities: Stonehill College

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6% of Easton residents report German ancestry, and 26% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Easton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Easton was $30,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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40% of Easton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Easton include Furnace Village Historic District, North Easton Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Easton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $729.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,511.


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Libraries in Easton include Five Corners Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Easton include Easton Journal

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

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Easton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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