Taunton, MA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 57,139 (95% urban, 5% rural). >Population change since 2000: +2.1%

Population (female): 29,943

Median Age: 41.4 years

Ancestries: Ancestries: Portuguese (31.5%), Irish (11.2%), American (6.8%), English (5.2%), Italian (4.5%), French (4.0%).

Zip Codes: 02718, 02780

Races:
      White alone - 47,221 - 84.5%
      Hispanic - 3,058 - 5.5%
      Black alone - 2,529 - 4.5%
      Two or more races - 1,527 - 2.7%
      Other race alone - 867 - 1.6%
      Asian alone - 546 - 1.0%
      American Indian alone - 108 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 18 - 0.03%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DNA Testing Taunton, MA

DNA Testing Taunton, MA

Paternity Immigration Family Relationship

To Schedule A DNA Test At A Taunton, MA Location, Please Call (800)221-4291. The Process Is Fast, Easy & Confidential! Get The Answers You Need!

Accredited Drug Testing Inc (ADT) provides DNA testing at local testing centers in Taunton, MA and surrounding areas. Our Taunton, MA DNA Testing Centers use certified DNA collection specialists and Nationally Accredited AABB Laboratories for all DNA testing which will ensure the highest accuracy for DNA test results. DNA Testing Centers in the Taunton, MA area are located within minutes of your home or office.

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Important Information (Beware)

Some companies offering DNA Testing may sell cheap / INEXPENSIVE, in-home or laboratory DNA kits. Please be aware that these types of DNA testing products cannot be used in a court proceeding FOR paternity, immigration or family relationship determinations.

Accredited Drug Testing only utilizes certified DNA collection specialists at our Taunton, MA DNA Testing Centers and AABB certified laboratories for DNA Testing which the test results may be utilized in child custody, child support, paternity or any other legal proceeding.

Accredited Drug Testing provides DNA testing in all cities nationwide and in the event the parties for the DNA test are located in different cities, Accredited Drug Testing will coordinate and schedule all of the DNA tests to ensure that all parties are accommodated in a convenient manner. As an example, if the mother and child are in one city, but the alleged father is in another, we will contact all parties to schedule the DNA test at a convenient location and time and report the results back to the authorized parties.

Legal or NON-Legal DNA Tests

When scheduling a DNA test regardless of the purpose, Accredited Drug Testing recommends always utilizing a legal DNA test procedure for current or future use. A legal DNA test has very specific Chain of Custody test procedures which ensures that the DNA test results can be used in a legal proceeding. A non-legal DNA test will provide the results, but cannot be used in any type of legal matter. When conducting a legal DNA test all parties must present a valid form of identification, photographs will be taken of all parties, legal guardian documentation and or birth certificates of any minor children may be required. These procedures for a legal DNA test ensure that should the DNA test results be used in a legal proceeding, the chain of custody is carefully followed and no challenge to the results can be successfully made, that’s why it’s always best to schedule a legal DNA test.

Accredited Drug Testing Recognized For DNA Expertise

Recently, Accredited Drug Testing and our company President and CEO, James A. Greer was consulted by the National Enquirer magazine regarding the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. Mr.Greer’s comments were included in both the September 12th, 2016 edition and the January 2nd, 2017 edition of the National Enquirer.

Please note – Accredited Drug Testing, Inc. only utilizes American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) certified laboratories for DNA relationship testing. The AABB accreditation is the highest national standard applied to DNA testing laboratories.

Any DNA test which is conducted by a non- AABB laboratory will not be accepted in a court of law. Home kits and other types of non- AABB DNA testing, while inexpensive/cheap, are not reliable and will not be permitted in a legal proceeding.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc, applies the highest standard to the entire DNA testing process, from the DNA specimen collection, to the chain of custody, the laboratory analysis and the confidential results reporting.

To schedule a DNA Test or for more information including fees, Please call (800) 221-4291

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DNA testing can be used for the following purposes

  • Birth Certificate Modification
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Adoption
  • Wills/Insurance
  • Immigration

DNA Paternity Testing

A DNA test for paternity purposes determines the biological father of a child. Every human inherits specific DNA from both biological parents, half from the mother and half from the father. A DNA test examines a child’s DNA pattern with that of an alleged father to determine if the child and the alleged father have the same DNA. Results of a properly administered DNA test utilizing an AABB accredited laboratory are 99.9% accurate. While DNA paternity testing may be stressful for some parties involved, Accredited Drug Testing is committed to making the entire DNA paternity testing experience, professional, convenient, confidential and Stress-Free.

When administering a DNA test to a child/minor, the legal guardian must be present and provide authorization for the DNA test to be conducted. The legal guardian can be the mother, father or other natural or court ordered person who has legal decision making authority over the minor child.

DNA Immigration Testing

DNA testing can be used for reasons relating to immigration and the biological relationship between a petitioner and affiliated individual. DNA immigration testing can be used for paternity tests, Maternity tests, sibling relationship and other purposes required by the U.S Department of State. Accredited Drug Testing will coordinate the entire process, including scheduling the DNA test for parties located in the United States and forward the DNA collection kit to the U.S Embassy located in a foreign country where the other party is located. Once the DNA collection has occurred at one of our testing centers in the U.S and at the U.S Embassy where the other parties are located, Accredited Drug Testing will ensure that all specimens are sent to the lab for DNA testing and provide the results once the AABB laboratory has analyzed the DNA test.

What is a DNA test?

A DNA test is a procedure to determine if exact biological characteristics exist in one person’s DNA and those exact same DNA characteristics in another person’s DNA makeup. As humans each of us contains different DNA makeup however, parents and children have the same DNA, siblings from the same parents have the same DNA and grandparents have the same DNA as grandchildren. A DNA test is a non-intrusive procedure usually utilizing an oral swab from all parties, which then follows a specific chain of custody process in which the oral swab specimens are sent to a certified and accredited AABB laboratory. The Laboratory that analyzes the DNA specimen and provides the results. DNA test results are 99.9% accurate.

How to schedule a DNA Test?

It’s simple, contact Accredited Drug Testing at (800)221-4291, and provide various information including the city you wish to take the DNA test, who will be taking the DNA test, mother, child and alleged father. When the parties are available to take the DNA test (Accredited Drug Testing will schedule the appointment with each available party). Once the results are received from the AABB laboratory Accredited Drug Testing will forward the results by email and U.S Mail (Hard Copy) to all authorized parties.

How long does it take for DNA test results?

Once all parties have completed the DNA test collection, the specimens are immediately sent to the certified AABB laboratory and results are usually available within 3-5 business days.

On-Site/Mobile DNA Testing

We come to you!, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site/mobile DNA testing at your home, office, hospital or other location. (Additional on-site fees may apply)

More DNA Testing FAQ

What is paternity?

Paternity means fatherhood. Paternity is established when a paternity testing laboratory uses genetic testing methods / DNA test, to demonstrate to a legal standard, that an alleged father is the biological father. Paternity is disproved when these same methods and standards demonstrate that an alleged father is not the biological father.

What is DNA testing?

DNA testing refers to the process of examining an individual’s DNA markers for the purpose of genetic human identification and for determining the relationship between two people.

How accurate is DNA-Based paternity testing?

The DNA profiling method is an extremely accurate genetic testing method. It can absolutely determine if the man is not the biological father and reliably exclude him. DNA profiling can establish that the alleged father is the child’s biological father with a probability of paternity of 99.99% or higher. Each year many individual clients, child support offices, attorneys, judges, and physicians choose Genetic Profiles as their source for information, guidance and testing services in order to determine paternity.

Are the results admissible in court?

Yes. The laboratory follows a strict chain-of-custody procedure which allows for court/legal admissibility.

Is the Lab accredited? Are the results reliable?

The DNA testing laboratory used by Genetic Profiles is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks(AABB)for the purpose of performing paternity (parentage) tests. Your paternity test will be processed by highly skilled and trained laboratory technicians. Every test is evaluated by a Ph.D. scientist with several years specializing in DNA genetic testing.

How long does it take to receive results from the paternity test?

It typically takes about 3-4 working days to complete the testing. In cases where the mother’s sample is not included or when an abnormal/difficult sample is used, testing may require more time.

Are the paternity test results confidential?

Yes, The DNA test results are strictly confidential. They are released only to the adult persons who were tested and, as requested, to their authorized agents (e.g. attorneys).

How does DNA paternity testing work?

DNA analysis, which has proven to be a major advance in the field of paternity testing, involves the direct examination of the genetic material that a child inherited from its biological parents. DNA is located throughout the human body and in the same identical form. Thus, DNA in blood is the same as that in skin, cheek lining, muscle, bone, teeth and various other tissues. The DNA of a person is fully established at conception and remains totally constant throughout life. During the paternity testing process, the genetic characteristics of the child are first compared to those of its mother. Those characteristics in the child that cannot be found in the mother have been inherited from the biological father. If the tested man (alleged father) does not have the genetic characteristics necessary to be the biological father of the child, he is excluded. If the tested man’s DNA does contain those genetic characteristics, then the probability that this man is the true biological father is calculated and reported by the laboratory.

What are some of the reasons DNA testing is conducted?

There are many legal and personal reasons that require DNA testing. Some of the more common include:

  • peace of mind
  • family medical concerns
  • child support
  • custody
  • adoption
  • citizenship/immigration
  • inheritance/benefits (social security, insurance, etc.)
  • crime scene analysis (forensic testing)

Can I do anything to alter the results of the test?

No, you can not alter the results of a test. Medication, drugs, alcohol, food, age or lifestyle cannot alter the DNA pattern within an individual.

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620 MYLES STANDISH BLVD
TAUNTON, MA 2780
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NORTH EASTON, MA 2356
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ATTLEBORO, MA 2703
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ATTLEBORO, MA 2703
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Attleboro, MA 2703
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SWANSEA, MA 2777
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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N ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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Foxboro, MA 2035
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Fall River, MA 2720
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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FALL RIVER, MA 2720
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NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
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SEEKONK, MA 2771
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Brockton, MA 2302
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FOXBORO, MA 2035
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PAWTUCKET, RI 2860
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FALL RIVER, MA 2721
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FALL RIVER, MA 2721
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Whitman, MA 2382
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STOUGHTON, MA 2072
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1970 PAWTUCKET AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 2914
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Avon, MA 2322
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FALL RIVER, MA 2721
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774 SOUTH ST
WRENTHAM, MA 2093
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100 HIGHLAND AVE, STE 302
PROVIDENCE, RI 2906
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STOUGHTON, MA 2072
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132A GEORGE M COHAN BLVD
PROVIDENCE, RI 2903
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NEW BEDFORD, MA 2745
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Providence, RI 2904
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290 BRANCH AVE
PROVIDENCE, RI 2904
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CANTON, MA 2021
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756 EDDY ST SUITE 101
PROVIDENCE, RI 2903
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NEW BEDFORD, MA 2746
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21 PEACE ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 2907
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425 FRONT ST
LINCOLN, RI 2865
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7 INDEPENDENCE WAY APT 13 18.7 miles

7 INDEPENDENCE WAY APT 13
FRANKLIN, MA 2038
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119 Coggeshall Street
New Bedford, MA 2746
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6 BLACKSTONE VALLEY PL 19.1 miles

6 BLACKSTONE VALLEY PL
LINCOLN, RI 2865
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1800 MINERAL SPRING AVE STE 265
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI 2904
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200 HIGH SERVICE AVE
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI 2904
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49 State Rd, Suite 202
North Dartmouth, MA 2747
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335 Morse St, 1st Floor,
Norwood, MA 2062
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1131 WARWICK AVE
WARWICK, RI 2888
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NORWOOD, MA 2062
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Plymouth, MA 2360
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NEW BEDFORD, MA 2740
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LINCOLN, RI 2865
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48 PAULINE ST
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA 2747
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101 ACCESS RD STE 1B
NORWOOD, MA 2062
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851 Main Street, 2nd Floor
S. Weymouth, MA 2190
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101 PAGE ST
NEW BEDFORD, MA 2740
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51 JEFFERSON BLVD STE 5
WARWICK, RI 2888
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110 JEFFERSON BLVD STE E2
WARWICK, RI 2888
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210 WASHINGTON ST
FAIRHAVEN, MA 2719
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BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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1399 WASHINGTON ST
HANOVER, MA 2339
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495 ATWOOD AVE
CRANSTON, RI 2920
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BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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CRANSTON, RI 2920
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CRANSTON, RI 2920
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Norwell, MA 2061
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1526 ATWOOD AVE STE 100
JOHNSTON, RI 2919
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WAREHAM, MA 2571
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106 Main Street, Suite 4
Wareham, MA 2571
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BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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Braintree, MA 2184
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57 Long Pond Rd,
Plymouth, MA 2360
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BRAINTREE, MA 2184
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PLYMOUTH, MA 2360
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NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 2896
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WOONSOCKET, RI 2895
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Quincy, MA 2169
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CRANSTON, RI 2920
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PLYMOUTH, MA 2360
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MARSHFIELD, MA 2050
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500 Congress St Ste 1e,
Quincy, MA 2169
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400 BALD HILL RD
WARWICK, RI 2886
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81B MAIN ST
MEDWAY, MA 2053
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Plymouth, MA 2360
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Plymouth, MA 2360
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WARWICK, RI 2886
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QUINCY, MA 2169
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MILTON, MA 2186
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QUINCY, MA 2169
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MILTON, MA 2186
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WARWICK, RI 2886
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DEDHAM, MA 2026
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DEDHAM, MA 2026
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Local Area Info: Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County. Taunton is situated on the Taunton River which winds its way through the city on its way to Mount Hope Bay, 10 miles (16km) to the south. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,874. Thomas Hoye Jr. is the current mayor of Taunton, and has held the position since 2012.

Founded in 1637 by members of the Plymouth Colony, Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the United States. The Native Americans called the region Cohannet, Tetiquet and Titicut before the arrival of the Europeans. Taunton is also known as the "Silver City", as it was a historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th century when companies such as Reed & Barton, F. B. Rogers, Poole Silver, and others produced fine-quality silver goods in the city.

The original boundaries of Taunton included the land now occupied by many surrounding towns, including Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Dighton, Raynham, Berkley, and Lakeville. Possession of the latter is still noted by the naming of Taunton Hill in Assonet.

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 57,139 (95% urban, 5% rural). >Population change since 2000: +2.1%

Population (female): 29,943

Median Age: 41.4 years

Ancestries: Ancestries: Portuguese (31.5%), Irish (11.2%), American (6.8%), English (5.2%), Italian (4.5%), French (4.0%).

Zip Codes: 02718, 02780

Races:
      White alone - 47,221 - 84.5%
      Hispanic - 3,058 - 5.5%
      Black alone - 2,529 - 4.5%
      Two or more races - 1,527 - 2.7%
      Other race alone - 867 - 1.6%
      Asian alone - 546 - 1.0%
      American Indian alone - 108 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 18 - 0.03%