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Easton By The Numbers

Economic Development isn't strictly business. Whether you and your family wish to relocate once you open your new business in Easton or prospective residents visit our town to patronize your establishment, your decision to come to Easton is linked to our residential community. Our community of 23,000 boasts excellent schools and pristine natural and historic resources in addition to easy highway access to Boston and Providence.


The town’s historic center features numerous buildings in the Romanesque style designed by HH Richardson, with the famous Rockery at the center of it all - a contribution by Fredrick Law Olmstead, one of the most celebrated American landscape architects. 


Through the bequests of the Ames family as well as a proud tradition of local initiatives; Easton has preserved over 4,000 acres of active and passive recreation and conservation lands for our residents and visitors to enjoy. Bring your family to Borderland State Park, hike through the Clifford Grant trails, or Run for our Recreation Department during their annual road race.


The former offices of the Ames Shovel Works Company, producers of shovels that helped lay the Union Pacific Railroad, was once slated for demolition but has now been restored to their former glory and preserved forever in the form of beautiful homes in the heart of downtown Easton. Possibly the single most significant example of Easton's willingness and capacity to collaborate with public and private partners, as well as the community, to achieve lasting success. As ultimately approved by the Town, plans include 113 homes located in preserved historic structures, as well as park-like open space, a wastewater treatment plant to serve the site and surrounding areas, and a small building for civic use.

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Data from American Community Survey, 2019

Town of Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Est. Population - July 1, 2019
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019
Median gross rent, 2015-2019
Households, 2015-2019
Persons per household, 2015-2019
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019
Population per square mile - 2010
Land area in square miles - 2010
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