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Paxton, MA Town Information

Paxton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,806 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40 km2), of which 14.7 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 4.78%, is water. It is bounded on the west by Spencer and Oakham, on the northwest by Rutland, on the northeast by Holden, on the southeast by Worcester, and on the south by Leicester.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,386 people, 1,428 households, and 1,153 families residing in the town. The population density was 297.7 inhabitants per square mile (114.9 /km2). There were 1,461 housing units at an average density of 99.2 per square mile (38.3 /km2).


Source: Wikipedia


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