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Taunton, Massachusetts




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Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts
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Location in Bristol County, Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1637
Incorporated 1639
Government
 • Type Mayor-City Council
 • Mayor Thomas Hoye, Jr.
Area
 • Total 48.0 sq mi (124.2 km2)
 • Land 46.6 sq mi (120.7 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 55,976
 • Density 463.7/sq mi (1,201.1/km2)

Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County and the hub of the Greater Taunton Area. As of the 2000 census, Taunton had 55,976 people living in it. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has an area of 48.0 square miles.

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