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Weston, MA Town Information

Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Boston metro area. The population of Weston, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, was 11,261. Weston is the wealthiest suburb in the Boston area and has the highest per capita income in Massachusetts. Weston is among the 100 most affluent towns with 1,000 or more households in the United States. Weston also had the number one public school system in Massachusetts, according to Boston Magazine (2009). By 2013 though, Weston no longer held even a spot in the top 10. It has one of the lowest crime rate among Metro-west Boston suburbs. It was a dry town from 1838 until 2008. Incorporated in 1713, the town is located on a rugged upland plateau.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.3 square miles (45 km2), of which 17.0 square miles (44 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 1.85%, is water. The town has a serious problem with deer overpopulation, and is using controlled bow hunting to address the problem.

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,469 people, 3,718 households, and 2,992 families residing in the town. The population density was 674.0 people per square mile (260.2/km≤). There were 3,825 housing units at an average density of 224.8 per square mile (86.8/km≤).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Town Hall, Weston, Massachusetts - DSC00522" by Daderot - I took this photograph.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.