Templeton, Massachusetts

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Templeton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,799 at the 2000 census. The town comprises four main villages: Templeton Center, East Templeton, Baldwinville, and Otter River. It is the home of Narragansett Regional High School, a regional public high school serving the towns of Templeton and Phillipston.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.4 square miles (83.9 km²), of which, 32.0 square miles (83.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

Templeton borders Royalston and Winchendon to the north, Gardner to the east, Hubbardston to the southeast, and Phillipston to the west.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,799 people, 2,411 households, and 1,808 families residing in the town. The population density was 212.2 people per square mile (81.9/km²). There were 2,597 housing units at an average density of 81.1/sq mi (31.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.15% White, 0.35% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population. 19.2% were of French, 13.3% French Canadian, 12.8% Irish, 10.1% Italian, 9.6% English, 8.0% Polish, 5.4% Finnish and 5.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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