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Townsend is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Charles Townshend, English secretary of state and an opponent of the Tories

The latitude of Townsend is 42.666N. The longitude is -71.705W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 328 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,198.


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Median household income
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$61,745
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Townsend demographic reports
Townsend is on the Squannacook River
The Townsend Military Band, organized in 1838, still plays outdoor concerts on the common during the summer
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Willard Brook State Park, Townsend State Forest, Pearl Hill State Park
Historic sites and museums: Conant House
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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6% of Townsend residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Townsend ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Townsend was $22,658, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Townsend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Townsend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $604.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,208.


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The average commute time for Townsend workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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