Acushnet Center, Massachusetts

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Acushnet Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Acushnet in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,171 at the 2000 census.


Acushnet Center is located at 41°40′57″N 70°54′21″W / 41.6825°N 70.90583°W / 41.6825; -70.90583 (41.682487, -70.905947)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²). 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.68% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,171 people, 1,266 households, and 862 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 838.6/km² (2,178.8/mi²). There were 1,305 housing units at an average density of 345.1/km² (896.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.88% White, 0.66% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 1,266 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,890, and the median income for a family was $52,446. Males had a median income of $36,321 versus $24,087 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,181. About 2.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


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