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Boylston is a town in Worcester Countymarker, Massachusettsmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 4,008 at the 2000 census.


Boylston was first settled in 1705 and officiallyincorporated in 1786.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it (18.50%) is water.

The Town of Boylston is approximately and consists of . With a population of approximately 4400 residents, the town is predominantly a residential community. The Wachusett Reservoirmarker, Boston's water source, lies in the northwestern part of the town and covers about of land. The town maintains approximately of roadway, has of sidewalks, and has its own Municipal Light Department, Water District, and volunteer fire and ambulance service.

The town of Boylston is bordered by the towns of: Shrewsburymarker, West Boylstonmarker, Sterlingmarker, Clintonmarker, Berlinmarker, and Northboroughmarker.


As of the 2000 census, there were 4,008 people, 1,573 households, and 1,140 families residing in the town. The population density was . There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.67% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,573 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $67,703, and the median income for a family was $77,604. Males had a median income of $56,019 versus $43,277 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,274. About 2.4% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.



Boylston currently operates a junior-senior high school with the neighboring town of Berlin, called the Tahanto Regional Middle/High School.
See Berlin-Boylston Regional School District.

The school mascot is a stag, and the teams' colors are white and green. In 2005, the school erected the Traveling Vietnam Wall on campus.


Image:Boylston_center.jpg|Boylston Commons, Winter


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