Demographics

Population


  • Median Age: 38.5 years
  • Population: 8,471 (Town Census 2010)
  • Population within one hour’s drive: 4 million

Financial


  • Annual Budget (fiscal year 2013):  $25,347,782
  • Median Household Income:  $70,824
  • Tax Rate (single): $15.95 per $1,000 valuation fiscal year 2013
  • Unemployment Rate:  7.8% (2011)

Utilities


  • Electricity: Massachusetts Electric (National Grid Company)
  • Sewer: Douglas Waste Water Treatment Facility (newly expanded)

Education


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher): 24%
  • High School Graduate (or higher): 91%