is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 21,363.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 44.6 km²
). 44.4 km² (17.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 21,363 people, 7,027 households, and 5,776 families residing in the town. The population density is 481.5/km² (1,247.0/mi²). There are 7,158 housing units at an average density of 161.3 persons/km² (417.8 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.31% White, 0.41% African American
, 0.08% Native American
, 2.03% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 7,027 households out of which 41.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 17.8% are non-families. 14.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.00 and the average family size is 3.33.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $70,652, and the median income for a family is $76,760. Males have a median income of $50,446 versus $36,729 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,835. 1.9% of the population and 1.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.7% are under the age of 18 and 2.7% are 65 or older.