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Taunton, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Taunton, MA.

Taunton, once the center of the state’s silver industry, is still known as “Silver City” today.

Its picturesque Downtown is centered on Taunton Green, which is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and has experienced a recent renaissance. The Weir Village Riverfront Park sits astride the federally designated “Wild and Scenic” Taunton River just outside of Downtown on West Water Street. Massasoit State Park offers more than 1,200 acres, six lakes and ponds, and cranberry bogs. Taunton also offers the Old Colony History Museum, a live music venue at the District Center for the Arts, and the Taunton Civic Chorus. Taunton is proud to host Myles Standish Industrial Park, the largest, most successful publicly-owned business park in New England.

By the Numbers

Residents

Population: 56,963

Population Change: 1.9%

Median Age: 39.4

Poverty Level: 13.8%

Avg. Household Size: 2.54

Median Household Income: $62,185

Housing

Percent Cost Burden: 35.6%

Average Age Built: 1962

Ownership Rate: 59.4%

Seasonal Units: 0

Average Sale Price: $300,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 6.90%

Industry

Top Three Industries:

Health Care and Social Services
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade

Average Annual Wage: 1139

Average Commute Time: 29.7 minutes

Transportation

Miles of Sidewalk: 185.6

Chapter 90 Funding: $1,438,802

Regional Transit Authority (RTA): GATRA

Available Public Transit Services:

Fixed Route Bus Service
Dial-a-Ride service for 60+ and persons with a disability

Environment