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Welcome to Taunton ...

The city of Taunton is located in Bristol County and is the County Seat for Bristol County.

When the people of Taunton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tauntonion<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Taunton has a population of 56,843 people<2> (see below for details).

Taunton was settled in 1638.

The community of Taunton is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Taunton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Taunton: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP codes for Taunton: 02780, 02783<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Taunton had a population of 55,874 people (which is 10.19% of the total population of Bristol County). This makes Taunton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Taunton represents 0.85% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55,874 people, the population of Taunton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 55,976 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Taunton had an population of 56,843 people. This is an increase of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Taunton.

Communities near Taunton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Taunton and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2016
Attleboro   [Map]   44,434   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brockton   [Map]   95,630   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fall River   [Map]   88,930   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Bedford   [Map]   95,032   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Randolph   [Map]   33,610   N   18 miles [29 km]
Cumberland (RI)   [Map]   34,694   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Taunton.

Communities Also Named Taunton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Taunton - they are located in Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ontario (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Taunton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Taunton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Taunton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Taunton. Our list includes 34 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Taunton:

Websites for Taunton ...

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Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taunton ...

Looking for more information about Taunton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Taunton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Taunton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Taunton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Taunton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Taunton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Taunton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taunton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Taunton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Taunton.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Taunton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Taunton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Taunton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taunton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taunton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taunton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taunton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9001, Longitude: -71.0995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taunton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taunton.