Acushnet, Massachusetts - Demographics

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1860 1,387
1870 1,132 −18.4%
1880 1,105 −2.4%
1890 1,027 −7.1%
1900 1,221 +18.9%
1910 1,692 +38.6%
1920 3,075 +81.7%
1930 4,092 +33.1%
1940 4,145 +1.3%
1950 4,401 +6.2%
1960 5,755 +30.8%
1970 7,767 +35.0%
1980 8,704 +12.1%
1990 9,554 +9.8%
2000 10,161 +6.4%
2010 10,303 +1.4%
Source: United States Census records and Population Estimates Program data.

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,161 people, 3,793 households, and 2,837 families residing in the town. The population density was 550.6 people per square mile (212.6/km²). There were 3,889 housing units at an average density of 210.8 per square mile (81.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.20% White, 0.42% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population. Acushnet's population is 32% of Portuguese ancestry, 15% of French Ancestry, 12% of French Canadian ancestry and 10% of English ancestry.

There were 3,793 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,500, and the median income for a family was $58,722. Males had a median income of $38,709 versus $28,649 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,753. About 1.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

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