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Encyclopedia > Blackstone, Massachusetts

Blackstone is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,804. Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Blackstone was first settled in 1662 and was officially incorporated in 1845. Initially, the town was part of Mendon, MA before becoming a separate municipality. Prior to 1915, Blackstone contained the area to the west that would break away and become Millville, MA. Events March 18 – Short-timed experiment of the first public buses holding 8 passengers begins in Paris May 3/May 2 - Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England – as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England May 9 - Samuel Pepys witnessed a Punch and Judy... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.1 km² (11.2 mi²). 28.2 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.94% water. The Blackstone River, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, meanders west to south east, on the south border of town. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


The town is bordered by North Smithfield, RI and Woonsocket, RI to the south; Millville, MA to the west; Mendon, MA to the north, and Bellingham MA (Norfolk County) to the east.


The town contains two villages: Millerville and East Blackstone.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,804 people, 3,235 households, and 2,355 families residing in the town. The population density is 311.9/km² (807.4/mi²). There are 3,331 housing units at an average density of 118.0/km² (305.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.39% White, 0.33% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,235 households out of which 38.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.20. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $55,163, and the median income for a family is $61,633. Males have a median income of $42,100 versus $27,448 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,936. 3.7% of the population and 1.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.2% of those under the age of 18 and 12.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Blackstone official website (http://www.townofblackstone.com/)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Blackstone, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Blackstone is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Blackstone was first settled in 1662 and was officially incorporated in 1845.
The Blackstone River, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, meanders west to south east, on the south border of town.
The Blackstone River (1408 words)
The main tributaries of the Blackstone are Kettle Brook and the Quinsigamond, Mumford, and West rivers in Massachusetts; and the Mill, Peters, and Branch rivers in Rhode Island.
Massachusetts designated the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, a linear park extending from Worcester to the Rhode Island border.
In 1986, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor was established by Congress to preserve and interpret the significant historic and cultural lands, waterways, and structures within the valley.
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