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Encyclopedia > Walpole (CDP), Massachusetts

Walpole is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Walpole in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 5,867.


Walpole is located at 42°8'25" North, 71°14'47" West (42.140417, -71.246421)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 km˛ (2.9 mi˛). 7.4 km˛ (2.9 mi˛) of it is land and 0.2 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.06% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,867 people, 2,478 households, and 1,615 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 792.0/km˛ (2,054.7/mi˛). There are 2,537 housing units at an average density of 342.5/km˛ (888.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.71% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,478 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 31.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $59,744, and the median income for a family is $74,535. Males have a median income of $53,110 versus $35,833 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $29,669. 3.1% of the population and 1.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.9% 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=42.140417&longitude=-71.246421&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.140417&lon=-71.246421&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-71.246421&lat=42.140417&w=750&h=500)

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Town in Norfolk County, east Massachusetts; population (2000 est) 22,800.
Walpole is the site of the chief Massachusetts correctional institution, known as the Norfolk prison.
Walpole was named after British prime minister Robert Walpole.
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