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Encyclopedia > Foxboro, Massachusetts

Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 16,246. The town is best known as the site of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots of the National Football League and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.


For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Foxborough, please see the article Foxborough (CDP), Massachusetts.

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History

Foxborough was first settled in 1704 and was officially incorporated in 1778.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.1 km˛ (20.9 mi˛). 52.0 km˛ (20.1 mi˛) of it is land and 2.1 km˛ (0.8 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 3.88% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,246 people, 6,141 households, and 4,396 families residing in the town. The population density is 312.4/km˛ (809.1/mi˛). There are 6,299 housing units at an average density of 121.1/km˛ (313.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 97.09% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,141 households out of which 35.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% are non-families. 23.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.15.


In the town the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $64,323, and the median income for a family is $78,811. Males have a median income of $51,901 versus $35,748 for females. The per capita income for the town is $32,294. 3.1% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 6.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Town of Foxborough (http://www.town.foxborough.ma.us/)

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Foxborough, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston.
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Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 6.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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