Erving MA


Erving is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,467 at the 2000 census

History

Erving was first settled in 1801 and was officially incorporated in 1838.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.3 km² (14.4 mi²). 35.9 km² (13.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (3.61%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,467 people, 600 households, and 400 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.8/km² (105.7/mi²). There were 630 housing units at an average density of 17.5/km² (45.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.80% White, 0.14% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population. There were 600 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94. In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $40,039, and the median income for a family was $47,212. Males had a median income of $35,511 versus $26,711 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,107. About 4.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

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