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For geographic and demographic information on the village of Middleborough Center, please see the article Middleborough Center, Massachusetts.
Middleborough is more commonly written as Middleboro.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 187.3 km² (72.3 mi²). 180.1 km² (69.6 mi²) of it is land and 7.1 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.80% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,941 people, 6,981 households, and 5,117 families residing in the town. The population density is 110.7/km² (286.7/mi²). There are 7,249 housing units at an average density of 40.2/km² (104.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.12% White, 1.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,981 households out of which 38.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% are non-families. 20.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.78 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $52,755, and the median income for a family is $59,173. Males have a median income of $40,854 versus $28,570 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,246. 5.5% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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