Whately MA


Whately is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2000 census

History

Whately was first settled in 1672 and was officially incorporated in 1771.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 53.5 km² (20.7 mi²). 52.3 km² (20.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.32%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,573 people, 629 households, and 425 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.1/km² (78.0/mi²). There were 652 housing units at an average density of 12.5/km² (32.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.97% White, 0.51% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. There were 629 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $58,929, and the median income for a family was $66,488. Males had a median income of $45,208 versus $28,177 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,826. About 1.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

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