Economic Development Commission
  • Population:  8,471 (Town Census 2010)
  • Population within one hour’s drive:  4 million
  • Tax Rate:  $15.95 per $1000 valuation (Single Tax Rate) FY2013
  • Annual Budget (FY2013):  $25,347,782 


Utilities:

  • Electricity:  Massachusetts Electric (National Grid Company)
  • Sewer:  Douglas Waste Water Treatment Facility (newly expanded)
     

Education:

  • High School Graduate (or higher):  91%
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher):  24%

 

Other:

  • Unemployment Rate:  7.8% (2011)
  • Median Age:  38.5
  • Median Household Income:  $70,824