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Encyclopedia > Plainville, Massachusetts
Plainville, Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°00′15″N 71°20′00″W / 42.00417, -71.333333
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled 1661
Incorporated 1905
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 11.6 sq mi (29.9 km²)
 - Land 11.1 sq mi (28.6 km²)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km²)
Elevation 250 ft (76 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,683
 - Density 694.6/sq mi (268.2/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02762
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-54100
GNIS feature ID 0618327
Website: http://www.plainville.ma.us

Plainville is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 7,683 at the 2000 census. It is formally a part of the Providence metropolitan area.[1] Image File history File links Plainville_ma_highlight. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Massachusetts counties This is a list of Massachusetts counties, consisting of the 14 Massachusetts counties currently in existence. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Providence metropolitan area is a region covering ten counties in two states, and is the 36th largest metropolitan area in the United States. ...

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History

Plainville was first settled in 1661 as part of the vast lands of the town of Dedham. It separated from Dedham as part of Wrentham upon that town's founding in 1673. It was officially incorporated in 1905. It is the youngest town by date of incorporation in Norfolk County, and third youngest in the state, behind Millville (1916) and East Brookfield (1920). 1661 (MDCLXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Administrator Bill Keegan  - Board of    Selectmen Marie-Loise Kehoe Mike Butler James MacDonald Carmen DelloIocono Dennis Teehan Area  - Town  10. ... Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... Millville is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...   East Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²), of which, 11.1 square miles (28.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (4.24%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Plainville Borders the towns of Wrentham, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro and Cumberland RI.


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,683 people, 3,009 households, and 2,040 families residing in the town. The population density was 268.2/km² (694.6/mi²). There were 3,111 housing units at an average density of 108.6/km² (281.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.77% White, 0.70% African American, 1.63% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 were 3,009 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.11. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there are 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $57,155, and the median income for a family was $68,640. Males had a median income of $50,708 versus $32,377 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,816. About 2.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Points of interest

  • Angle Tree Stone
  • Plainridge Race Track
  • Plainville House of Pizza
  • Don's Diner
  • Yen Ching
  • J&M Sports Pub

Notable residents

City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Mosiula Meaalofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in San Diego, California) is an American football linebacker for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. ...

References

  1. ^ Update of Statistical area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses 52,108,150. whitehouse.gov. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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