Taunton, Massachusetts

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Taunton, Massachusetts
City
First Parish Church in Taunton

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Nickname(s): The Silver city
Location in Bristol County, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°54′00″N 71°05′25″W / 41.9°N 71.09028°W / 41.9; -71.09028Coordinates: 41°54′00″N 71°05′25″W / 41.9°N 71.09028°W / 41.9; -71.09028
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)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02718, 02780, 02783
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-69170
GNIS feature ID 0613154

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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