Swansea, Massachusetts

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Swansea is a town in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts.wikipedia
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Haemophilia

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Swansea gained national attention in 1985 when Mark Hoyle, a young hemophiliac who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, was allowed to attend public schools by Jack McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools.

HIV/AIDS

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Swansea gained national attention in 1985 when Mark Hoyle, a young hemophiliac who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, was allowed to attend public schools by Jack McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools.

Blood transfusion

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Swansea gained national attention in 1985 when Mark Hoyle, a young hemophiliac who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, was allowed to attend public schools by Jack McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools.

Ryan White

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The case came to national attention around the same time as that of Ryan White in Indiana, and helped many children with HIV attend schools throughout the country.

HIV

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The case came to national attention around the same time as that of Ryan White in Indiana, and helped many children with HIV attend schools throughout the country.

Narragansett Bay

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The Cole, Kickamuit and Palmer rivers also pass through the town on their way south to Mount Hope Bay (for the Kickamuit, Cole and Lees rivers) and Narragansett Bay (for the Palmer).

Sallie Mae

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Just north of the mall are several office complexes, including the former headquarters of the First Federal Bank (now a division headquarters for Webster Bank, which bought it out), doctor's offices and Academic Management Services, a division of Sallie Mae.

Census

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As of the census of 2000, there were 15,901 people, 5,888 households, and 4,539 families residing in the town.

Population density

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The population density was 689.4 people per square mile (266.2/km²).

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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The racial makeup of the town was 97.91% White, 0.38% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races.

Marriage

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There were 5,888 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families.

Per capita income

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The per capita income for the town was $21,776.

Poverty threshold

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About 3.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Steve Howitt

On the state level, Swansea is a part of two state representative districts, the Fourth Bristol (including Rehoboth, Seekonk and part of Norton, Rep. Steve Howitt) and Fifth Bristol (including Dighton, Somerset and part of the city of Taunton, Rep. Patricia Haddad).

Patricia Haddad

On the state level, Swansea is a part of two state representative districts, the Fourth Bristol (including Rehoboth, Seekonk and part of Norton, Rep. Steve Howitt) and Fifth Bristol (including Dighton, Somerset and part of the city of Taunton, Rep. Patricia Haddad).

Michael Rodrigues (politician)

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The town is part of the First Bristol and Plymouth state senatorial district, which includes the communities of Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester, Somerset and Westport, currently Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) represents Swansea.

Massachusetts State Police

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Swansea is patrolled by Troop D (Southeast District), 3rd (Dartmouth) Barracks of the Massachusetts State Police.

Joe Kennedy III

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On the national level, the town is part of Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, which is represented by Joseph Kennedy III.

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority

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Swansea is the western terminus of the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) bus line.

T. F. Green Airport

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The nearest national airline service can be reached at T. F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, and international service can be reached at Logan International Airport in Boston.

Logan International Airport

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The nearest national airline service can be reached at T. F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, and international service can be reached at Logan International Airport in Boston.

United States Congress

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Benjamin Brown (politician), member of the United States Congress; born in Swansea

Berkshire Hathaway

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Oliver Chace, founder of what is today Berkshire Hathaway; born in Swansea

New York City

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Thomas Willett, first Mayor of New York City