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Updated:   07/03/2007 03:31:37 AM EDT

Tuesday, July 03
Settled: 1726.

Incorporated: 1733.

Named for: The city in England.

Population: 3,335 (2000 U.S. Census); 3,421 (2007 town census).

Area: 48.2 square miles.

Elevation: 689 feet (average).

Average annual snowfall: 68 inches (estimated).

Median resident age: 40.1 (2000 U.S. Census).

Median household income: $45,082 (2000 U.S. Census); $56,100 (estimated, 2005).

Median family income: $50,944 (2000 U.S. Census).

Average house value: $316,000 (DOR, 2007).

Average property tax: $3,625, single-family home (DOR, 2006).

Unemployment rate: 3.6 percent (DET, May 2007).

Races, national origin: White, 3,247; Hispanic or Latino, 44; black or African American, 35; American Indian and Alaska native, 10; Asian, 8; some other race, 18; mixed races. 17 (2000 U.S. Census).

Ancestries: English, 16 percent; Irish, 15 percent; German, 11 percent; Italian, 10 percent; French, 7 percent; Polish, 5 percent; French Canadian, 4 percent; Dutch, 4 percent; Scottish, 3 percent; Scotch-Irish, 1 percent; Russian, 1 percent; Czech, 1 percent; Swedish, 1 percent; Black or African American, 1 percent; Ukrainian, 1 percent; Swiss, 1 percent; Hungarian, 1 percent; (2000 U.S. Census).


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Official town Web site: www.sheffieldma.gov.






 
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