Townsend is located in north Massachusetts. Townsend is part of Middlesex County. Townsend has 1.69 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Townsend population is 1,227, which has grown 17.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 4.85% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Townsend median household income is $59,333 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 18.11% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 34.34% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Townsend median house value is $216,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 47.64% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 77.65% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Townsend is much better than the state average in quality. The Townsend area code is 978.