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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.


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Median household income
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$42,932
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Taunton demographic reports
Taunton is on the Taunton River
Early iron-making center; bar iron was at one point a form of currency among early colonists
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Massasoit State Park, Watson State Park, Boyden Park, Sabbatia Lake, Freetown - Fall River State Forest
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 82

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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.

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15% of Taunton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Taunton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $519.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.


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

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Newspapers in Taunton include Taunton Gazette

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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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