Regional Facts & Figures

Tauton Area Chamber of CommerceTaunton


Population:
55,874
Area: 48.0 square miles
(The largest city, landwise, in Massachusetts)
County: Bristol
Type of Government: Mayor and 9-member municipal council
City elections: 1st Tuesday in November every other year
Incorporated: 1639 (town); May, 1864 (city)
Median Home Costs: $210,000
Tax Rate
    Residential:
   $11.71/thousand
    Commercial:  $25.45/thousand
Median Household Income: $53,787
Utilities
    Electric: Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant
    Gas:       Bay State Gas
    TV, Internet & Phone :    Comcast; Verizon

Raynham

Population: 13,383
Area: 20.86 square miles
County: Bristol
Type of Government: Town meeting and board of selectmen
Town elections: 4th Saturday in April
Incorporated: April, 1731
Median Home Costs: $287,000
Tax Rate
    Residential: $13.56/thousand
    Commercial: $18.90/thousand
Median Household Income: $78,141
Utilities
    Electric: Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant
    Gas: Bay State Gas
    TV, Internet & Phone : Comcast; Verizon

Dighton

Population: 7,562
Area: 24.73 square miles
County: Bristol
Type of Government: Town meeting and board of selectmen
Town elections: 1st Monday in April
Incorporated: April, 1712
Median Home Costs: $273,113
Tax Rate
    Residential: $12.11/thousand
    Commercial: $24.09/thousand
Median Household Income: $81,400
Utilities
    Electric: National Grid or Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant
    Gas: Bay State Gas
    TV, Internet & Phone: Comcast; Verizon


Berkley

Population: 6,100
Area: 16.4 square miles
County: Bristol
Type of Government: Town meeting and board of selectmen
Town elections: 1st Saturday in May
Incorporated: April, 1735
Median Home Costs: $235,000
Tax Rate
    Residential: $11.01/thousand
Median Household Income: $75,421
Utilities
    Electric: Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant
    Gas: Bay State Gas
    TV, Internet & Phone : Comcast; Verizon