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Pepperell (CDP), Massachusetts

Pepperell is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Pepperell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,517.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 km² (2.1 mi²). 5.2 km² (2.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.94% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,517 people, 931 households, and 629 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 481.1/km² (1,246.7/mi²). There are 953 housing units at an average density of 182.2 persons/km² (472.0 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.31% White, 0.68% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 931 households out of which 40.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 32.4% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.35.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $45,984, and the median income for a family is $52,165. Males have a median income of $39,375 versus $32,634 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $21,069. 8.6% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.7% are under the age of 18 and 9.6% are 65 or older.