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Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.7 km² (27.7 mi²). 70.6 km² (27.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.52% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census of 2000, there are 54,740 people, 23,197 households, and 14,010 families residing in the town. The population density is 775.3/km² (2,008.2/mi²). There are 24,256 housing units at an average density of 343.6/km² (889.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 82.77% White, 8.42% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 23,197 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $49,426, and the median income for a family is $58,769. Males have a median income of $41,893 versus $32,562 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,989. 8.0% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.
Actual stuff\nThis town contains the Buckland Hills shopping mall.