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Taunton is a city in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Taunton is 41.9N. The longitude is -71.09W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,781.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Taunton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02780 ZIP code.
3% of Taunton residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taunton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taunton was $19,899, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Taunton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Taunton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $519. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.
Libraries in Taunton include Taunton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Taunton include Taunton Gazette
The average commute time for Taunton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Taunton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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