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Truro is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Truro is 41.993N. The longitude is -70.05W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,087.


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Median household income
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$42,981
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Truro demographic reports
Truro is on Cape Cod
The Pilgrims drank from a spring here after stepping off the Mayflower

The local fishing fleet reached its peak in 1850

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 19 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Truro received national attention for January 2002 murder of journalist Christa Worthington, the first slaying in this community in more than 30 years
Well-known residents have included:
· John Dos Passos, writer
· Eugene O'Neill, playwright
Nearby parks & recreation: Corn Hill Beach, Parmet Cranberry Bog Trail
Historic sites and museums: Cape Cod Light, Truro Historical Museum

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9% of Truro residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Truro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Truro was $22,608, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Truro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Truro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $581.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,154.


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Newspapers in Truro include Cape Codder

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The average commute time for Truro workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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