Montague MA


Montague is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 8,489 at the 2000 census.For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Montague, please see the articles on Millers Falls and Turners Falls.

History

Montague was first settled in 1715 and was officially incorporated in 1754. The town is composed of five villages; Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls, and Lake Pleasant.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 81.4 km² (31.4 mi²). 78.7 km² (30.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (3.22%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,489 people, 3,616 households, and 2,169 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.8/km² (279.2/mi²). There were 3,844 housing units at an average density of 48.8/km² (126.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% White, 0.84% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population. There were 3,616 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90. In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $43,194. Males had a median income of $33,705 versus $27,303 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,794. About 9.1% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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