is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 7,045.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 97.7 km²
). 94.2 km² (36.4 mi²) of it is land and 3.5 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.55% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 7,045 people, 2,476 households, and 1,936 families residing in the town. The population density
is 74.8/km² (193.7/mi²). There are 2,588 housing units at an average density of 27.5/km² (71.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.36% White, 0.48% African American
, 0.13% Native American
, 0.64% Asian
, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,476 households out of which 43.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% are non-families. 17.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $60,529, and the median income for a family is $67,210. Males have a median income of $45,893 versus $31,287 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,036. 4.6% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.0% are 65 or older.