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Acton is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Acton is 42.485N. The longitude is -71.433W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,331.
Home of Minuteman Isaac Davis, who died in the Battle of Concord
Sections below provide additional information and links about Acton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01720 ZIP code.
9% of Acton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Acton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Acton was $41,901, compared with $21,587 nationally.
69% of Acton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Acton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $832. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,055.
Libraries in Acton include Acton Memorial Library, W. Acton Citizens' Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Acton include Acton Beacon
The average commute time for Acton workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Acton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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