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Updated:   03/06/2007 06:28:34 AM EST

Tuesday, March 06
Incorporated: 1761.

Settled: 1726.

Population: 7,527 (2000 U.S. Census); 7,008 (2006 town census).

Area: 45.86 square miles.

Elevation: 721 feet (average).

Average annual snowfall: 67 inches (estimated).

Median resident age: 41.8 years.

Median household income: $45,490 (2000 U.S. Census).

Median family income: $53,135 (2000 U.S. Census).

Average house value: $346,358 (Mass. DOR, 2007).

Average property tax: $3,948, single-family home (Mass. DOR, 2007)

Unemployment rate: 3.3 percent (November 2006)

Races, national origin: White, 7,131; black or African American, 157; Hispanic or Latino, 156; American Indian and Alaska native, 12; Asian, 94; Native Hawaiian, other Pacific islander, 2; some other race, 53; mixed races: 78 (2000 U.S. Census).

Ancestries: Irish, 17; Italian, 12; German, 11; English, 10; Polish, 9; French, 8; Russian, 3; Scottish, 2; black or African American, 2; French Canadian, 2; Swedish, 1; Arab, 1; Danish, 1; Swiss, 1; Lebanese, 1; Dutch, 1; Hungarian, 1; West Indian, 1; Jamaican, 1; other Hispanic or Latino, 1; British, 1; Austrian, 1; Scotch-Irish, 1; Norwegian, 1% (2000 U.S. Census).

Town Web site:



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