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Rutland (town), Massachusetts
Rutland is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, at the geographical center of the state of Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,353. Worcester County's only buffalo herd is located in Rutland, at Alta Vista Farm.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,353 people, 2,253 households, and 1,694 families residing in the town. The population density is 69.6/km² (180.2/mi²). There are 2,392 housing units at an average density of 26.2/km² (67.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.58% White, 1.04% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,253 households out of which 42.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 19.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the town the population is spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $62,846, and the median income for a family is $70,689. Males have a median income of $45,824 versus $35,390 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,311. 3.3% of the population and 1.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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