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Turners Falls, Massachusetts

Turners Falls is a village located in the town of Montague in Franklin County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,441.


Turners Falls is located at 42°35'56" North, 72°33'25" West (42.598943, -72.556809)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²). 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.72% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 4,441 people, 1,995 households, and 1,153 families residing in the village. The population density is 866.0/km² (2,239.0/mi²). There are 2,145 housing units at an average density of 418.3/km² (1,081.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 94.93% White, 0.74% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 3.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,995 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% are non-families. 35.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the village the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $24,243, and the median income for a family is $38,041. Males have a median income of $30,997 versus $25,444 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,446. 18.9% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.6% are under the age of 18 and 8.9% are 65 or older.