Bristol County, Massachusetts
Bristol County is a county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 548,285; the county seat is Taunton. Some governmental functions are performed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, others by the county, others by local towns and cities. See administrative divisions of Massachusetts; the property deed records are kept in Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford. Bristol County is part of the Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area; the county is adjacent to the state of Rhode Island. The adjacent counties are Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Bristol County, Rhode Island, Newport County, Rhode Island, Providence County, Rhode Island, Dukes County. Bristol County was created by the Plymouth Colony on June 2, 1685, named after its "shire town", Bristol; the Plymouth Colony, along with the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Maine Colony and several other small settlements were rechartered in 1691, by King William III, to become The Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The towns of Bristol and Warren were awarded to Rhode Island in 1746 as part of the settlement of a long-running boundary dispute, forming Bristol County, Rhode Island. At the same time, Rhode Island was carved out of Attleborough and annexed to Providence County, Rhode Island. East Freetown was purchased by Freetown, from Tiverton in 1747, so remained on the Massachusetts side. After the departure of Bristol, Taunton was made the shire town of the county. A second county courthouse was constructed in 1828 in the growing town of New Bedford. In 1862, a part of Seekonk and the entirety of East Pawtucket were transferred to Providence County, Rhode Island. At the same time, land ceded from Rhode Island was added to Fall Westport; the growing Fall River became the site of the third county courthouse in 1877. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 691 square miles, of which 553 square miles is land and 138 square miles is water; the highest point in Bristol County is Sunrise Hill at 390 feet above sea level located in World War I Memorial Park in North Attleborough.
It is to note that Bristol and Taunton are all places in South West England. Their Massachusetts cousins were named after the originals as South West England was the focal point for sailing and discovery at the time of America's discovery. John Cabot sailed down the Severn on which lies Newport in Wales, he stumbled across mainland U. S. A. Norfolk County, Massachusetts — north Plymouth County, Massachusetts — east Newport County, Rhode Island — southwest Bristol County, Rhode Island — west Providence County, Rhode Island — northwestTo the south, Dukes County, Massachusetts is opposite Buzzards Bay from Bristol County. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park As of the census of 2000, there were 534,678 people, 205,411 households, 140,706 families residing in the county; the population density was 962 people per square mile. There were 216,918 housing units at an average density of 390 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 2.03% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, 2.34% from two or more races.
3.60 % of the population was Latino of any race. 29.7% were of Portuguese, 13.0% Irish, 8.9% French, 8.2% English, 6.8% Italian and 6.4% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 79.1 % spoke 13.9 % Portuguese, 2.9 % Spanish and 1.6 % French as their first language. The United States Census Bureau reported Bristol County as being one of two counties in the United States with a plurality of people of Portuguese ancestry. There were 205,411 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.50% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $43,496, the median income for a family was $53,733. Males had a median income of $39,361 versus $27,516 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,978. About 7.80% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of that age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 548,285 people, 213,010 households, 141,338 families residing in the county; the population density was 991.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 230,535 housing units at an average density of 416.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.4% white, 3.3% black, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 3.4% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.0% of the population. The largest ancestry groups w
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School known as Cape Tech and Lower Cape Tech and sometimes abbreviated as CCT, is a public vocational and technical high school located in Harwich, Massachusetts. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was founded in 1975, it started out as a school that anyone could enroll in, but it is now a school, competitive and is recognized for its academic and shop work. The school accepts students from the towns of Mashpee, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Eastham, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Cape Cod Tech is located just off Route 6 in Harwich at Exit 10; the school has an approximate enrollment of 650+ students in grades 9–12. Cape Cod Tech is part of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and fields many varsity sports; the school's team name is Crusaders and the school's colors are maroon and gold. Cape Tech offers many sports programs, they are football, cheerleading, cross-country, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' ice hockey, girls' ice hockey, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, softball, lacrosse and field, tennis.
Cape Cod Tech's ice hockey team began a co-op program with Cape Cod Academy in the 2009–2010 season. Cape Cod Tech experienced much success in the early 2000s in football. Under coach David Currid, the football team has participated in Eastern Massachusetts Championship games in 2000 and in 2006. In 2000, they lost to Georgetown. In 2006, the team went 9–1 in the regular season, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Mashpee, 12–0, they defeated West Roxbury 35–27 in the first round of the playoffs to earn a berth in the Division 3A Super Bowl, where they lost a 7-0 heartbreaker to Ipswich. Year in and year out, the football team competed for the Mayflower Large League title. In 2010, the MIAA voted to end the cooperative football program between Harwich High School and Cape Cod Tech, because Cape Cod Tech has enough players to run a football program on its own. Since 2011, the Cape Cod Tech will always play Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on the annual Thanksgiving Day game. In the 2013–2014 boys' hockey season, Cape Cod Tech had much success.
Finishing with a record of.775, Cape Cod Tech/Cape Cod Academy were the number 1 seed in the MIAA South Division 3 Tournament. Although they suffered a loss to Abbington, the Crusaders held their heads up high on their season's accomplishment; the athletic facilities at Cape Cod Tech have not been host to just the school's own activities. In 1988, the Brewster Whitecaps, of the Cape Cod Baseball League, were founded. From their inception in 1988 until 2005, the Whitecaps played their home games on the grounds of this school. Cape Cod Tech, in conjunction with the Whitecaps, hosted the CCBL All Star Game in 2000. Brewster managed to win the League Championship that season. Cape Cod Tech offers 15 shop programs to students, which are as follows: Auto Collision Technology Automotive Technology Carpentry Cosmetology Culinary Arts Dental Assisting Electrical Engineering Graphic Arts Health Technology Horticulture Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Information Technology Marine Services Technology Plumbing Hotel and Business Management, replaced by Engineering.
Masonry Fashion Early Childhood Education Metal Fabrication & Welding Commercial Fishing Each year, students at Cape Cod Tech have the opportunity to participate in various technical competitions. For example, students in the Horticulture program have the opportunity to participate in Future Farmers of America competitions, students in the Hotel and Business Management program may participate in DECA. Students enrolled in all other CCT technical programs may participate in SkillsUSA which hosts district and national competitions between technical schools for students to show what they have learned. Carol Olsen, a Graphic Arts instructor, organizes Cape Cod Tech's involvement in SkillsUSA. Cape Cod Tech offers a recycling program called the "Green Beings", started in 2005; the school is home to a Renewable Energy Center. Construction on the REC building was completed in the spring of 2009, the grand opening for the facility took place in October 2009. SkillsUSA National FFA Organization DECA Official School Web Site Cape Cod Tech Renewable Energy Center SkillsUSA Massachusetts
Information technology is the use of computers to store, retrieve and manipulate data, or information in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered to be a subset of communications technology. An information technology system is an information system, a communications system or, more speaking, a computer system – including all hardware and peripheral equipment – operated by a limited group of users. Humans have been storing, retrieving and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review. We shall call it information technology." Their definition consists of three categories: techniques for processing, the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making, the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs. The term is used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones.
Several products or services within an economy are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, electronics, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce. Based on the storage and processing technologies employed, it is possible to distinguish four distinct phases of IT development: pre-mechanical, electromechanical, electronic; this article focuses on the most recent period, which began in about 1940. Devices have been used to aid computation for thousands of years initially in the form of a tally stick; the Antikythera mechanism, dating from about the beginning of the first century BC, is considered to be the earliest known mechanical analog computer, the earliest known geared mechanism. Comparable geared devices did not emerge in Europe until the 16th century, it was not until 1645 that the first mechanical calculator capable of performing the four basic arithmetical operations was developed. Electronic computers, using either valves, began to appear in the early 1940s.
The electromechanical Zuse Z3, completed in 1941, was the world's first programmable computer, by modern standards one of the first machines that could be considered a complete computing machine. Colossus, developed during the Second World War to decrypt German messages, was the first electronic digital computer. Although it was programmable, it was not general-purpose, being designed to perform only a single task, it lacked the ability to store its program in memory. The first recognisably modern electronic digital stored-program computer was the Manchester Baby, which ran its first program on 21 June 1948; the development of transistors in the late 1940s at Bell Laboratories allowed a new generation of computers to be designed with reduced power consumption. The first commercially available stored-program computer, the Ferranti Mark I, contained 4050 valves and had a power consumption of 25 kilowatts. By comparison the first transistorised computer, developed at the University of Manchester and operational by November 1953, consumed only 150 watts in its final version.
Early electronic computers such as Colossus made use of punched tape, a long strip of paper on which data was represented by a series of holes, a technology now obsolete. Electronic data storage, used in modern computers, dates from World War II, when a form of delay line memory was developed to remove the clutter from radar signals, the first practical application of, the mercury delay line; the first random-access digital storage device was the Williams tube, based on a standard cathode ray tube, but the information stored in it and delay line memory was volatile in that it had to be continuously refreshed, thus was lost once power was removed. The earliest form of non-volatile computer storage was the magnetic drum, invented in 1932 and used in the Ferranti Mark 1, the world's first commercially available general-purpose electronic computer. IBM introduced the first hard disk drive as a component of their 305 RAMAC computer system. Most digital data today is still stored magnetically on hard disks, or optically on media such as CD-ROMs.
Until 2002 most information was stored on analog devices, but that year digital storage capacity exceeded analog for the first time. As of 2007 94% of the data stored worldwide was held digitally: 52% on hard disks, 28% on optical devices and 11% on digital magnetic tape, it has been estimated that the worldwide capacity to store information on electronic devices grew from less than 3 exabytes in 1986 to 295 exabytes in 2007, doubling every 3 years. Database management systems emerged in the 1960s to address the problem of storing and retrieving large amounts of data and quickly. One of the earliest such systems was IBM's Information Management System, still deployed more than 50 years later. IMS stores data hierarchically, but in the 1970s Ted Codd proposed an alternative relational storage model based on set theory and predicate logic and the familiar concepts of tables and columns; the first commercially available relational database management system was available from Oracle in 1981. All database management systems consist of a number of components that together allow the data they store to be accessed simultan
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School is a public vocational-technical high school located in Bourne, Massachusetts. Opened in 1966, it serves over 720 students in 15 vocational areas of study; the school is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education to offer Chapter 74 technical programs. As a regional school, Upper Cape Cod Tech functions as its own district and serves students from five nearby communities, all of which are located in the Upper Cape region of Cape Cod. Upper Cape Tech serves students from the towns of Bourne, Sandwich and Marion; the school's mascot is the Rams, the school's colors are Royal Blue and White, with Red as an accent color. Upper Cape Tech hosts Doran Park, home field of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Bourne Braves. Upper Cape Tech offers 15 vocational and technical shop programs to students; the offered shops are listed below: Automotive Collision Repair Automotive Technology Carpentry Cosmetology Culinary Arts Electrical Engineering Technology Environmental Science & Technology Health Technology Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Horticulture & Landscape Contracting Information Technology Marine Technology Plumbing & Heating Upper Cape fielded its first football team after the co-op with Bourne High School was disbanded in 2010.
They went 4-4 under a JV schedule and played their first varsity game on November 22, 2010 against Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Upper Cape joined the Mayflower League. Upper Cape began a Thanksgiving Day rivalry with Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in 2011. In Upper Cape Tech's first varsity season, the team finished with a 2-8 record. Upper Cape fielded a JV and Freshman football team that fall. In 2012, in just the football team's second varsity season, the Rams finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and won the Mayflower Small League Championship, they clinched a berth in the Massachusetts Division 5 State Championship game against Dorchester, who came into the game undefeated at 10-0. Led by their All-State running back Jon Dumont, the Rams beat Dorchester by a score of 22-8, winning their first state championship in football; the win was Upper Cape's first state championship in any sport in the school's history. The Rams were ranked 25th in the state; the football team has continued to assert itself as a strong small school program, qualifying for the playoffs again in 2013.
In 2016, the football team won their first Vocational Small State Championship by defeating Blue Hills by a score of 22-14. Upper Cape Tech offers numerous sports for students. Listed below are the sports. Football Boys' Soccer Girls' Soccer Volleyball Cross-Country Golf Cheerleading Boys' Basketball Girls' Basketball Ice Hockey Cheerleading Baseball Softball Lacrosse Upper Cape Tech website Massachusetts Department of Education: directory Information
Grafton is a town in Worcester County, United States. The population, indicated by the 2014 town records is 14,268, in nearly 5,700 households. Incorporated in 1735, Grafton is the home of a Nipmuc village known as Hassanamisco Reservation, the Willard House and Clock Museum, Community Harvest Project, the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Grafton consists of the North Grafton and South Grafton geographic areas, each with a separate ZIP Code. Grafton operates the state's largest On-Call Fire Department, with 74 members. Bands of the Nipmuc tribe are the indigenous inhabitants, maintain a state-recognized reservation known as Hassanamessit, or Hassanamisco, a Praying Indian village from 1647 when the Reverend John Elliot came and converted the Hassanamiscos to Christianity. Grafton was first settled by Europeans in 1724 and was incorporated in 1735. Grafton stands tall in the industrialization of the Blackstone Valley, its Northeast Village was once known as "New England Village".
The following is an excerpt from the Blackstone Daily about the history of the town: Grafton has been a significant contributor in the success and progress of the American Industrial Revolution, started in 1793 by Samuel Slater with his cotton mill in Pawtucket. North Grafton's Upper Mill, now known as the Washington Mills complex, that still produces abrasives, was once known as the New England Manufacturing Company; this was part of the New England Village. This part of the mill was built in 1826 and was part of a much larger complex, but most of, now gone due to serious fires. Mill housing was built at 14 and 16 Overlook Street; these central-chimney-style homes were boarding houses with ornate trim. The town is named for Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, a title created for the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England. Ethan Allen ran a gun factory in Grafton in the early 19th century. In the 1930s, a movie, Ah, Wilderness!, was filmed in the town. The moviemakers built a bandstand on the town common.
Grafton Common has many historic homes and buildings and is considered the most quintessential common in the Blackstone Valley. The town is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, the oldest industrialized region in the U. S. North Grafton is the home of the Wyman Gordon Company. In 1955, the United States Air Force installed a 50,000-ton metal forge in North Grafton as part of its Heavy Press Program in a plant operated by Wyman-Gordon, it was the largest metal forge, indeed the largest machine, in the world at the time it was built. This forge is used to form strategic metals used in commercial and military aircraft for turbine disks and blades, landing struts and other aircraft parts where light weight and extreme strength are needed; the entire undercarriage of the space shuttles was forged in Grafton of magnesium. From 1901 to 1973, North Grafton was home to the Grafton State Hospital. An offshoot of the Worcester State Hospital, Grafton State Hospital served as a "farm colony" where chronically insane patients could live and work in somewhat normal surroundings.
The campus was made up of several clusters of buildings and encompassed 1,200 acres in Grafton and Westborough. The hospital was closed in 1973, the campus, including many of the original buildings, was taken over by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the Grafton Job Corps center. One hundred ninety acres of the Hassanamessit Woods, believed to contain the remains of the praying village were under agreement for development for more than 100 homes; this property has significant cultural importance to the Nipmuc Tribal Nation because it is thought to contain the meetinghouse and the center of the old praying village. However, The Trust for Public Land, the town of Grafton, the Grafton Land Trust, the Nipmuc Nation and the state of Massachusetts intervened; the Trust for Public Land purchased the property and kept it off the market until 2004, after sufficient funding was procured to permanently protect the property. The property has ecological significance as it is adjacent to 187 acres of Grafton owned land as well as 63 acres owned by the Grafton Land Trust.
These properties will provide numerous recreational benefits to the public as well as play a role in protecting the water quality of local watersheds. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.3 square miles, of which 22.7 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles, or 2.28%, is water. Grafton is located 40 miles west of Boston and 5 miles southeast of Worcester. Grafton includes North Grafton and South Grafton, as well as many other industrial revolution era villages due to its long history on the Blackstone River, including Farnumsville, Fisherville and Axtell Corner. By the 2010 census, the population had reached 17,765; as of the census of 2000, there were 14,894 people, 5,694 households, 3,951 families residing in the town. The population density was 655.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,828 housing units at an average density of 256.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.92% White, 1.25% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 1.91% of the population. There were 5,694 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband
Millbury is a town in Worcester County, United States. The population was 13,261 at the 2010 census; the town is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Millbury was first settled by Europeans in 1716 and was incorporated as a town in 1813. Millbury has a long history as a New England mill town; the Blackstone River flows through the town which during the Industrial Revolution provided much of the water power to the town's many textile mills and factories. Millbury was the Second or North Parish of Sutton; because traveling from one part of Sutton to the other for town meetings was time-consuming, the inhabitants of the Northern Parish petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to split the town of Sutton into two separate towns. The North Parish became the town of Millbury on June 1813 by way of an act of incorporation. Millbury's industrial history begins in the early 18th century, not long after the area's settlement. In 1735, John Singletary began operating a mill on Singletary Brook, a stream flowing out of Singletary Lake.
Around 1753, John Singletary built the S & D Spinning mill, still in operation, making it one of the oldest continuously operating mills in the United States. The mill is featured on the Town Seal; the mill makes the inside of the Rawlings baseballs for the major league. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, after learning the trade of firearms production from their father, Asa Waters II and his brother Elijah purchased land along the Blackstone River and built mills producing goods such as guns and sawmill saws. In 1808, Asa and Elijah erected an armory, successful until forced to close in 1841, it reopened at the start of the Civil War in 1861, doing work for the U. S. government. With the wealth Asa Waters II received from his factories, he began construction, in 1826, of a Federal-style mansion, near the town center on Elm Street. Designed by Boston architect Asher Benjamin, it was completed in 1832, it took two years to collect materials for construction of the house, including marble from Italy and bricks from Baltimore.
Known as the Asa Waters Mansion, it is an icon of the town. President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury as a young boy, attending the public schools for a season; when he grew older, he visited his grandparents most summers. He visited his aunt, Delia C. Torrey, during his presidency for the occasion of Millbury's 100th birthday; the Torrey House, where President Taft stayed during his visit, is called the Taft House today. In the early 1970s, Millbury experienced a number of large fires; the town hall burned down, followed by the Union School. Local realtor Manual Gonzalez-Rios donated profits from his towing company to assist in rebuilding the town hall. A propane plant near Route 146 exploded spectacularly, with tanks blown 100 feet or more into the air, making nationwide news. Millbury celebrated its Bicentennial in 2013 with many town events. A proposal for a casino was made in 2013, but company pulled out when it became clear that a large majority of the towns people were against the idea.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.3 square miles, of which 15.7 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles, or 3.20%, is water. The town is drained by the Blackstone River; as of the census of 2000, there were 12,784 people, 4,927 households, 3,443 families residing in the town. The population density was 812.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,109 housing units at an average density of 324.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.19% White, 0.53% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. There were 4,927 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $51,415, the median income for a family was $62,564. Males had a median income of $41,912 versus $28,973 for females; the per capita income for the town was $23,531. About 4.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. The Millbury public library began in 1864. In fiscal year 2008, the town of Millbury spent 1.15% of its budget on its public library—some $26 per person. Public schools in Millbury fall under the jurisdiction of Millbury Public Schools school district. 2,000 students are educated in three schools: Elmwood Street School, a 625 student primary school for grades Preschool – 3.
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