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Cochituate (; koh-CHIT-choo-it) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,569 at the 2010 census.
Cochituate is located at 42°19′40″N 71°21′37″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 km2 (4.2 mi2). 9.9 km2 (3.8 mi2) of it is land and 0.8 km2 (0.3 mi2) of it (7.69%) is water.
It is home to Lake Cochituate and Dudley Pond. Both are used by residents year round; in the summer for boating and fishing, and in the winter for ice fishing. There is a beach where Waylanders can pay for a membership. Lake Cochituate, which consists of four ponds connected by shallow, narrow waterways, is located in the towns of Natick, Framingham, and Wayland, Mass., 16 miles west of Boston. Lake Cochituate lies in the Sudbury River Basin; cochituate means “swift river” in the Algonquin language (Wilbur, 1978) and refers to Cochituate Brook (Schaller and Prescott, 1998), which connects the lake to the Sudbury River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,768 people, 2,449 households, and 1,851 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 682.3/km2 (1,765.6/mi2). There were 2,516 housing units at an average density of 253.6/km2 (656.4/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.90% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 6.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races.