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Southampton
Southampton
Massachusetts
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Southampton ( (listen)) is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It was established first as a district of Northampton in 1732. It was incorporated in 1753. The name Southampton was given to it during its first town meeting in 1773. Its ZIP code is 01073. Southampton is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town had a population of 5,792 at the 2010 census. Southampton was rated having the best tasting tap water in the country in 2008 by the National Rural Water Association.U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy was involved in a plane crash there in 1964.Lewis Strong Clarke, a Louisiana sugarcane planter and 19th century Republican politician, was born there in 1837.

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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