Taunton, Massachusetts

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Taunton, Massachusetts
First Parish Church in Taunton
First Parish Church in Taunton
Flag of Taunton, Massachusetts
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Nickname(s): 
The Silver city
Location in Bristol County, Massachusetts
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°54′00″N 71°05′25″W / 41.90000°N 71.09028°W / 41.90000; -71.09028
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyBristol
Settled1637
Incorporated1639
Government
 • TypeMayor-City Council
 • MayorThomas Hoye, Jr.
Area
 • Total48.0 sq mi (124.2 km2)
 • Land46.6 sq mi (120.7 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
(2000)
 • Total55,976
 • Density463.7/sq mi (1,201.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02718, 02780, 02783
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-69170
GNIS feature ID0613154
Website/ www.taunton-ma.gov

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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