Buckland MA

Buckland is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,991 at the 2000 census


Buckland was first settled in 1779 and was officially incorporated that same year.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.2 km² (19.8 mi²). 50.7 km² (19.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.96%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,991 people, 772 households, and 542 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.3/km² (101.8/mi²). There were 839 housing units at an average density of 16.6/km² (42.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.53% White, 0.45% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population. There were 772 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00. In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $45,833, and the median income for a family was $51,420. Males had a median income of $38,684 versus $24,977 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,033. About 3.5% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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