Taunton, Massachusetts Population 2021

57,662
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Taunton is a city located in Bristol County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 57,662, it is the 19th largest city in Massachusetts and the 681st largest city in the United States . Taunton is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 3.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,874 in 2010. Taunton reached it's highest population of 57,662 in 2021. Spanning over 48 miles, Taunton has a population density of 1,235 people per square mile.

The average household income in Taunton is $80,085 with a poverty rate of 14.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,012 per month, and the median house value is $271,800. The median age in Taunton is 39.6 years, 38.2 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Taunton Demographics

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

  • White: 79.87%
  • Black or African American: 8.80%
  • Other race: 5.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Taunton, Massachusetts is 57,662 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,365.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,874.

Taunton, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,62379.87%
Black or African American5,0268.80%
Some Other Race3,0895.41%
Two or More Races2,3124.05%
Asian1,0591.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.03%
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Taunton Population by Race

Taunton Population Pyramid $2021

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Taunton Median Age

39.6


Total

38.2


Male

40.8


Female

Taunton Adults

There are 44,204 adults, (8,630 of whom are seniors) in Taunton.

Taunton Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Taunton Sex Ratio

Female

29,858

52.27%

Male

27,266

47.73%

Taunton Population by Age

Taunton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Taunton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All62.4%37.6%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female38.7%61.3%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Taunton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3592.5262.4
Married9,0983.1983.8
Non Family8,0871.2350.1
Female3,7883.3938.7
Male1,3863.3558.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Taunton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9567.43%
9th to 12th Grade3,1868.00%
High School Graduate12,91332.44%
Some College7,99820.09%
Associates Degree3,7639.45%
Bachelors Degree6,29915.82%
Graduate Degree2,6966.77%
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Taunton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taunton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White32,54927,7267,492
Black2,8722,510623
Hispanic2,4501,793371
Other Race1,7311,156182
2+ Races761724121
Asian631598332
Native American151515

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 100.00%.

Taunton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,363$51,168$37,254
Less Than 9th Grade$36,075$43,735$27,039
High School Graduate$39,254$47,945$31,412
Some College$43,072$53,680$34,715
Bachelors Degree$57,296$67,580$53,390
Graduate Degree$74,398$82,656$70,896

$44,363

Average Earnings

$51,168

Average Male

$37,254

Average Female

Taunton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taunton Language by Age

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Taunton Language

79.15% of Taunton residents speak only English, while 20.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.44% of the population.

Taunton Language

Taunton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,3164,61710.91%
Hispanic5,1441,64231.92%
Black4,99489417.90%
Other3,08989128.84%
Multiple2,27783336.58%
Asian1,059575.38%

14.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.25%

Male Poverty Rate

16.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taunton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taunton is Multiple, with 36.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taunton is Asian, with 5.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.28%.

Taunton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.16%
High School11.79%
Some College10.05%
Bachelors or Greater4.67%

Taunton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.94%
Male Unemployed31.11%
Female Employed5.77%
Male Employed3.45%

Taunton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taunton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,865$80,085
Families$81,683$91,954
Married Families$96,970-
Non Families$36,152$52,643
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Income by Household Type

Taunton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

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 35-44.

Taunton Marital Status by Race

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Taunton Marital Status

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2,321

Number of Veterans

2,164

Male Veterans

157

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam832
First Gulf War389
Second Gulf War314
Korea189
World War II87

Taunton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74684
75+606
55 to 64493
35 to 54433
18 to 34105

Taunton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2095.96%
Hispanic1063.45%
Black661.97%
Other Race311.56%
2+ Races121.36%
Native American320.00%

Taunton Veterans by Race

Taunton Veterans by Education

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9.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taunton Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Taunton Employment by Age

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Taunton Employment by Race

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Taunton Employment by Education

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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73.86%

Born in Taunton

86.88%

Native Born

13.12%

Foreign Born

4.10%

Non Citizen

9.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.88% of Taunton residents were born in the United States, with 73.86% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Taunton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,662990.17%
202057,563990.17%
201957,464990.17%
201857,3653830.67%
201756,982430.08%
201656,9391010.18%
201556,8381790.32%
201456,6595500.98%
201356,1091190.21%
201255,9901140.20%
201155,876250.04%
201055,851-125-0.02%
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%

Taunton Population by Year