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Stoughton is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after William Stoughton, lieutenant governor
The latitude of Stoughton is 42.125N. The longitude is -71.102W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 207 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,149.
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5% of Stoughton residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stoughton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stoughton was $25,480, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Stoughton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Stoughton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $641. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,387.
Libraries in Stoughton include Stoughton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Stoughton include Stoughton Journal
The average commute time for Stoughton workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stoughton 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.
Hotels in Stoughton include Courtyard Marriott Stoughton.
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