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Northborough (town), Massachusetts
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Northborough (town), Massachusetts

Northborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

It is bounded on the west by Shrewsbury and Boylston; on the north by Berlin; on the northeast by Marlborough; on the southeast by Southborough; and on the south by Westborough.

As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,013.

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Northborough, please see the article Northborough (CDP), Massachusetts.


Northborough was first settled in 1672 and was officially incorporated in 1775.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.6 km² (18.8 mi²). 48.0 km² (18.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.17% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 14,013 people, 4,906 households, and 3,865 families residing in the town. The population density is 292.0/km² (756.1/mi²). There are 5,002 housing units at an average density of 104.2 persons/km² (269.9 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.01% White, 0.65% African American, 0.08% Native American, 5.05% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,906 households out of which 43.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 21.2% are non-families. 17.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.83 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $79,781, and the median income for a family is $90,480. Males have a median income of $65,437 versus $41,042 for females. The per capita income for the town is $32,889. 2.8% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.3% are 65 or older.

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