Sunderland Progress Report

Sunderland Progress Report - Eric Russo 11/16/09 City...

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Eric Russo 11/16/09 City Planning Progress Report Sunderland Massachusetts Sunderland is a farming town with a beautiful display of green located off of I-91 in the Western part of Massachusetts. The town is part of a larger community, Franklin County, a county with 26 towns. According to the last census in 2000 the population of Sunderland was 3,777. In this small town there are only 765 families and 1,633 households. As for transportation there are buses growing in and out of the town and also the Amherst Amtrak train minutes away. Sunderland is 14.4 square miles of land and 0.4 square miles of water and is located on the east bank of the Connecticut River. Other features in the town include Mt. Toby which is known for its waterfalls and in the town adjacent to Sunderland, Deerfield, there is Sugarloaf Mountain. In an aerial view of Sunderland one will see a lot of opened fields for farming and a lot of trees, a truly beautiful sight. (“Sunderland, Massachusetts (MA 01375) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news”) Sunderland is going through something that not many towns and cities are going through in the United States. In a time of intensely growing populations Sunderland hasn’t grown in population in 15 years. Since the census in 2000 the population has shrunk to 3,721, with a growth percentage of -0.08. (“Sunderland, Massachusetts 01375)
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