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Encyclopedia > Braintree (CDP), Massachusetts

Braintree is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Braintree in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 33,698.


Braintree is located at 42°12'34" North, 70°59'58" West (42.209555, -70.999683)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 36.3 km˛ (14.0 mi˛). 34.7 km˛ (13.4 mi˛) of it is land and 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 4.49% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 33,698 people, 12,600 households, and 8,883 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 971.0/km˛ (2,514.3/mi˛). There are 12,921 housing units at an average density of 372.3/km˛ (964.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 94.00% White, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,600 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $61,822, and the median income for a family is $73,552. Males have a median income of $49,445 versus $35,994 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $28,667. 3.8% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.6% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=42.209555&longitude=_70.999683&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.209555&lon=_70.999683&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_70.999683&lat=42.209555&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Braintree, Massachusetts at AllExperts (573 words)
The area was resettled and incorporated as the town of Braintree, named after the English town of Braintree in 1640, on land which is now part of the current town of Braintree, from which Randolph, Holbrook, the City of Quincy, and part of Milton were split off.
Braintree is the birthplace to Presidents John Adams, and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer.
Braintree is also the site of the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti murders as well as the retirement home of the co-inventor of the telephone Thomas Watson (See Watson Park).
The Probert Encyclopaediat (9871 words)
Braintree is a CDP in Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA.
Brewerton is a CDP partly in Oswego County and partly in Onondaga County New York, USA.
Briar is a CDP partly in Parker County, partly in Tarrant County and partly in Wise County Texas, USA.
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