Taunton, Massachusetts Population 2020

57,320
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Taunton is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 57,320, it is the 20th largest city in Massachusetts and the 678th largest city in the United States. Taunton is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 2.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,874 in 2010. Spanning over 48 miles, Taunton has a population density of 1,227 people per square mile.

The average household income in Taunton is $76,894 with a poverty rate of 13.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $988 per month, and the median house value is $260,700. The median age in Taunton is 39.4 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males.

Taunton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Taunton was:

  • White: 82.20%
  • Black or African American: 8.60%
  • Other race: 4.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Taunton, Massachusetts is 57,320, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,296.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,874.

Taunton, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,82482.20%
Black or African American4,8968.60%
Some Other Race2,4124.23%
Two or More Races1,9973.51%
Asian8141.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.04%
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Taunton Population Pyramid 2020

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Taunton Median Age

39.4


Total

37.6


Male

40.8


Female

Taunton Adults

There are 44,242 adults, (8,674 of whom are seniors) in Taunton.

Taunton Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Taunton Sex Ratio

Female

29,685

52.11%

Male

27,278

47.89%

Taunton Households and Families

Taunton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Taunton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All63.6%36.4%
Male54.8%45.2%
Non Family50.8%49.2%
Female40.3%59.7%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,1842.5463.6
Married9,1573.2585.2
Non Family8,1241.2550.8
Female3,5373.3640.3
Male1,3663.2454.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Taunton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0147.56%
9th to 12th Grade3,2508.15%
High School Graduate13,01232.62%
Some College8,18720.52%
Associates Degree3,8139.56%
Bachelors Degree6,07415.23%
Graduate Degree2,5386.36%
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Taunton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,54528,5377,506
Black2,7472,343499
Hispanic2,0451,486258
Other Race1,445948126
Multiple Races677639107
Asian489443241
Native American202013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 65.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,372$49,397$36,534
Less Than High School$36,205$43,986$24,595
High School Grad$37,580$43,759$31,245
Some College$42,635$53,266$35,179
Bachelors Degree$52,734$55,781$51,813
Graduate Degree$68,817$79,250$62,734

$42,372

Average Earnings

$49,397

Average Male

$36,534

Average Female

Taunton Language

Taunton Language by Age

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Taunton Language

79.36% of Taunton residents speak only English, while 20.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.02% of the population.

Taunton Poverty

Taunton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,0004,69110.66%
Hispanic4,4681,78639.97%
Black4,86275415.51%
Other2,38273931.02%
Multiple1,97169735.36%
Asian814738.97%
Native20735.00%

13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

15.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taunton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taunton is Hispanic, with 39.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taunton is Asian, with 8.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.64%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.84%
High School12.12%
Some College9.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.52%
Female Unemployed37.16%
Female Employed4.56%
Male Employed3.77%

Taunton Income

Taunton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,185$76,894
Families$78,809$89,184
Married Families$93,206-
Non Families$33,833$50,243
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Taunton Marital Status

Taunton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Taunton Married by Age and Sex

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Taunton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Taunton Marital Status by Race

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Taunton Veterans

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2,289

Number of Veterans

2,154

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam846
First Gulf War394
Second Gulf War378
Korea164
World War II95
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74762
35 to 54462
75+427
55 to 64426
18 to 34212
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1435.67%
Black762.30%
Hispanic572.32%
Other402.46%
2 or More303.86%

Taunton Veterans by Education

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8.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taunton Employment Status

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.22%

Born in Massachusetts

87.41%

Native Born

12.59%

Foreign Born

3.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.41% of Taunton residents were born in the United States, with 74.22% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202057,320120.02%
201957,308120.02%
201857,2963260.57%
201756,970120.02%
201656,958790.14%
201556,8791610.28%
201456,7185540.99%
201356,1641220.22%
201256,0421210.22%
201155,921220.04%
201055,899-77-0.01%
200055,9766,1441.17%
199049,8324,8311.02%
198045,0011,2450.28%
197043,7562,6240.62%
196041,1321,0230.25%
195040,1092,7140.70%
194037,395400.01%
193037,3552180.06%
192037,1372,8780.81%
191034,2593,2230.99%
190031,0365,5882.00%
189025,4484,2351.84%
188021,2132,5841.31%
187018,6293,2531.94%
186015,3764,9353.95%
185010,4412,7963.17%
18407,6451,6032.38%
18306,0421,5222.94%
18204,5200.00%