Lunenburg, Massachusetts

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lunenburg, Massachusetts
nickname =
motto =


imagesize =
image_caption =
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Massachusetts
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Worcester
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1721
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1729
established_title3 =
established_date3 =
government_type = Open town meeting
leader_title =
leader_name = Daniel M. Keyes
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 = Thomas A. Alonzo
Paula Bertram
Robert H. Bowen
Daniel W. Cronin
Steven M. DeBettencourt
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 71.7
area_total_sq_mi = 27.7
area_land_km2 = 68.4
area_land_sq_mi = 26.4
area_water_km2 = 3.3
area_water_sq_mi = 1.3
population_as_of = 2000
settlement_type = Town
population_total = 9401
population_density_km2 = 137.4
population_density_sq_mi = 355.8
elevation_m = 155
elevation_ft = 510
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 42 |latm = 35 |lats = 40 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 43 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
website = http://www.lunenburgonline.com/
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 01462
area_code = 351 / 978
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 25-37420
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0618370
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Lunenburg is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,401 at the 2000 census.

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Lunenburg, please see the article Lunenburg (CDP), Massachusetts.

History

Lunenburg was first settled in 1718 and was officially incorporated in 1728. The name stems from one of the titles of King George II of Great Britain, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Areas of Fitchburg were once part of Lunenburg, but broke away around this time because the walking distance to church and town meetings was too great for many.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.7 square miles (71.7 km²), of which, 26.4 square miles (68.4 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it (4.59%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,401 people, 3,535 households, and 2,668 families residing in the town. The population density was 355.8 people per square mile (137.4/km²). There were 3,668 housing units at an average density of 138.8/sq mi (53.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 3,535 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,813, and the median income for a family was $63,981. Males had a median income of $47,451 versus $31,934 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,986. About 3.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Infobox Mass Town Govt
county= Worcester
clerk_courts = Dennis P. McManus (D)
cty_treasurer = Position Eliminated
da = Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
deeds = Kathleen R. Daigneault (D)
probate = Stephen Abraham (D)
sheriff = Guy W. Glodis (D)
state_rep = James B. Eldridge (D)
state_sen = Robert A. Antonioni (D)
gov_councilors = Thomas J. Foley (D)
fed_rep = John W. Olver (D-1st District),
fed_sen = Edward Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

Education

Lunenburg Primary School,T.C. Passios Elementary School,Turkey Hill Middle School,
Lunenburg High School

References

External links

* [http://www.lunenburgonline.com/ Lunenburg official website]
* [http://www.lunenburg.com/ Lunenburg.com]
* [http://www.lunenburgonline.com/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=288
* Satellite image from [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lunenburg,+MA,+01462&spn=0.065068,0.120352&t=k&hl=en Google maps]


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