Turners Falls, Massachusetts

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Census-designated place
Streetside in Turners Falls
Streetside in Turners Falls
Coordinates: 42°35′56″N 72°33′25″W / 42.59889°N 72.55694°W / 42.59889; -72.55694Coordinates: 42°35′56″N 72°33′25″W / 42.59889°N 72.55694°W / 42.59889; -72.55694
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,470
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (750/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 01349, 01376
Area code(s) 413
FIPS code 25-70815
GNIS feature ID

0608956

Turners Falls Historic District
Turners Falls, Massachusetts is located in Massachusetts
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Location Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°36′30″N 72°33′23″W / 42.60833°N 72.55639°W / 42.60833; -72.55639
Built 1867
Architect Crocker, William P.; Hazelton, C.W.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

82004966

[1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 1982

Turners Falls is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in the town of Montague in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,470 at the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to the Hallmark Institute of Photography.

Geography[edit]

Turners Falls is located at 42°35′56″N 72°33′25″W / 42.59889°N 72.55694°W / 42.59889; -72.55694 (42.598943, -72.556809).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) (17.02%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,441 people, 1,995 households, and 1,153 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 866.0/km² (2,239.0/mi²). There were 2,145 housing units at an average density of 418.3/km² (1,081.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.93% White, 0.74% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population.

View of Connecticut River at Turners Falls

There were 1,995 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,243, and the median income for a family was $38,041. Males had a median income of $30,997 versus $25,444 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,446. About 13.4% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

Historic district[edit]

The central portion of the village is a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Known as the Turners Falls Historic District, it is roughly bounded by the Connecticut River, Power Canal, 9th Street and L Street. The Renaissance Community owned several properties and businesses in downtown Turners Falls from 1972 to 1980.

Points of interest[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Turners Falls CDP, Massachusetts". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Turners Falls CDP, Massachusetts". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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