South Ashburnham, Massachusetts

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South Ashburnham is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Ashburnham in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,013 at the 2000 census.


South Ashburnham is located at 42°36′50″N 71°55′53″W / 42.61389°N 71.93139°W / 42.61389; -71.93139 (42.613856, -71.931517).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²). 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.33% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,013 people, 365 households, and 286 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 129.9/km² (336.3/mi²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 47.8/km² (123.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.84% White, 0.79% African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population. 24.5% were of French, 17.2% Irish, 13.3% French Canadian, 6.0% Finnish, 5.7% Swedish and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 365 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,121, and the median income for a family was $52,258. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,324. About 8.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 27.4% of those age 65 or over.

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