Worthington, Massachusetts

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Worthington is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,270 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Worthington was first settled in 1764 and was officially incorporated in 1768.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.1 square miles (83.1 km²), of which, 32.1 square miles (83.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 503 households, and 363 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.6 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 18.2/sq mi (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.31% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 503 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,047, and the median income for a family was $60,132. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $26,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,190. About 1.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.


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