Cochituate, Massachusetts

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Cochituate (pronounced /koʊˈtʃɪtʃuːɪt/) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,768 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Cochituate is located at 42°19′40″N 71°21′37″W / 42.32778°N 71.36028°W / 42.32778; -71.36028 (42.327672, -71.360236)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 km² (4.2 mi²). 9.9 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (7.69%) is water.

Located in the Cochituate region is Lake Cochituate, part of Cochituate State Park. In 2005, a severe thunderstorm occurred that produced a violent microburst that knocked down dozens of trees and injured some visitorsDepartment of Conservation and Recreation. Two teens, Ahmie Harman and Valeria Barbier had a tree fall on them, while another teen, Oliver Barbier was caught in the lightning storm. Though sustaining injuries, all soon recovered. A memorial plaque, in witness of the event, has been placed there to remember them and others who survived the storm.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,768 people, 2,449 households, and 1,851 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 682.3/km² (1,765.6/mi²). There were 2,516 housing units at an average density of 253.6/km² (656.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.90% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 6.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 2,449 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

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