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Seekonk is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
One tradition indicates that the name derives from Algonquian for "outlet," another says it means "black goose" and a third says "skunk"
The latitude of Seekonk is 41.808N. The longitude is -71.337W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,425.
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4% of Seekonk residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seekonk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seekonk was $24,058, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Seekonk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Seekonk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $544. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,244.
Libraries in Seekonk include Seekonk Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Seekonk include Seekonk Star
Seekonk restaurants taking online reservations include Audrey's at the Johnson and Wales Inn, Chardonnay's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Seekonk workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Seekonk between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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