Woburn, Massachusetts

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Woburn is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,258.

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History

Woburn was first settled in 1640 and was officially incorporated in 1642. Woburn is the setting for the Jonathan Harr book, A Civil Action, which is based on the real-life events that took place in Woburn during the early 1970s. Woburn is the birthplace of Benjamin Thompson, a.k.a. Count Rumford.

Geography

Woburn is located at 42°29'4" North, 71°9'7" West (42.484545, -71.152060)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.4 km² (12.9 mi²). 32.8 km² (12.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.71% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 37,258 people, 14,997 households, and 9,658 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,135.4/km² (2,939.6/mi²). There are 15,391 housing units at an average density of 469.0/km² (1,214.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.57% White, 1.87% African American, 0.10% Native American, 4.85% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 3.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,997 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% are married couples living together, 10.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $54,897, and the median income for a family is $66,364. Males have a median income of $45,210 versus $33,239 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,207. 6.1% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.9% of those under the age of 18 and 5.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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