Census return rates for Mass. cities and towns

This chart compares the mail-in return rate of Census forms for Massachusetts cities and towns. Nationwide, 72 percent of households mailed back their 2010 Census forms, the same rate that was achieved in 2000. Massachusetts had a slightly higher participation rate of 73 percent in 2010, down from 74 percent in 2000. Source: US Census Bureau.
RankCity or town2000 return rate2010 return rate
1Erving56%100%
2Northfield78%92%
3Hatfield84%89%
4Wales63%89%
5Harvard85%88%
6Hubbardston86%88%
7Longmeadow87%88%
8Whately75%88%
9Bernardston81%87%
10Bolton87%87%
11Carlisle89%87%
12Hampden88%87%
13Monson77%87%
14Holden88%86%
15Princeton87%86%
16Shutesbury68%86%
17Southampton87%86%
18Sudbury87%86%
19Wayland86%86%
20Wendell53%86%
21Westhampton87%86%
22Wilbraham88%86%
23Brimfield67%85%
24Clarksburg76%85%
25Concord87%85%
26Dover88%85%
27Granby87%85%
28Medfield87%85%
29Montgomery89%85%
30New Salem74%85%
31Stow86%85%
32Sturbridge84%85%
33Topsfield86%85%
34Westminster85%85%
35Westwood89%85%
36Williamsburg77%85%
37Ashburnham83%84%
38Belchertown82%84%
39Dalton81%84%
40Deerfield84%84%
41Holliston86%84%
42Hopkinton87%84%
43Leverett78%84%
44Norfolk86%84%
45Ashfield71%83%
46Boxford85%83%
47Dunstable87%83%
48Duxbury83%83%
49East Longmeadow88%83%
50Florida68%83%
51Hawley51%83%
52Lexington82%83%
53Leyden75%83%
54New Braintree81%83%
55Paxton85%83%
56Plainfield68%83%
57Rochester86%83%
58Savoy71%83%
59Scituate80%83%
60Somerset87%83%
61South Hadley85%83%
62Southborough86%83%
63Sterling83%83%
64Warwick85%83%
65West Brookfield66%83%
66Acton84%82%
67Bedford85%82%
68Boylston87%82%
69Carver77%82%
70Chelmsford85%82%
71Easthampton82%82%
72Granville70%82%
73Groton84%82%
74Lee66%82%
75Ludlow84%82%
76Marion81%82%
77Mattapoisett81%82%
78Needham84%82%
79Orange78%82%
80Pembroke81%82%
81Petersham75%82%
82Rutland84%82%
83Sharon87%82%
84Sherborn89%82%
85Shirley82%82%
86Southwick80%82%
87Sutton84%82%
88Townsend81%82%
89Upton83%82%
90West Boylston86%82%
91Williamstown80%82%
92Wrentham82%82%
93Agawam84%81%
94Andover83%81%
95Auburn85%81%
96Becket38%81%
97Boxborough82%81%
98Colrain69%81%
99Cummington70%81%
100Gill83%81%
101Halifax84%81%
102Hingham85%81%
103Lincoln82%81%
104Manchester-by-the-Sea82%81%
105Medway85%81%
106Mendon85%81%
107Millis84%81%
108Northbridge82%81%
109Norwell83%81%
110Oakham88%81%
111Pepperell83%81%
112Phillipston64%81%
113Reading84%81%
114Rehoboth83%81%
115Rowley81%81%
116Swansea84%81%
117Washington71%81%
118Westford87%81%
119Adams82%80%
120Ashby84%80%
121Ashland82%80%
122Barre77%80%
123Buckland71%80%
124Cheshire79%80%
125Conway70%80%
126Dartmouth83%80%
127Douglas82%80%
128Franklin82%80%
129Freetown83%80%
130Grafton84%80%
131Groveland82%80%
132Ipswich81%80%
133Lancaster83%80%
134Littleton84%80%
135Lunenburg84%80%
136Lynnfield85%80%
137Merrimac81%80%
138Millville84%80%
139Montague79%80%
140North Adams75%80%
141Northampton79%80%
142Plympton85%80%
143Shelburne74%80%
144Uxbridge82%80%
145Wellesley83%80%
146West Newbury87%80%
147Weston83%80%
148Wilmington82%80%
149Acushnet85%79%
150Bellingham84%79%
151Berlin82%79%
152Billerica80%79%
153Cohasset78%79%
154Dudley80%79%
155East Bridgewater81%79%
156East Brookfield72%79%
157Easton83%79%
158Foxborough84%79%
159Georgetown86%79%
160Hamilton83%79%
161Hanover84%79%
162Hanson84%79%
163Lakeville82%79%
164Maynard77%79%
165Natick81%79%
166North Brookfield82%79%
167North Reading84%79%
168Northborough85%79%
169Norton83%79%
170Palmer79%79%
171Royalston67%79%
172Seekonk84%79%
173Sunderland74%79%
174Templeton82%79%
175Tewksbury84%79%
176Walpole83%79%
177Ware77%79%
178Winchendon78%79%
179Winchester84%79%
180Brookfield70%78%
181Burlington85%78%
182Charlton83%78%
183Dighton84%78%
184Fairhaven83%78%
185Greenfield74%78%
186Hadley83%78%
187Holland48%78%
188Hudson79%78%
189Kingston79%78%
190Mansfield80%78%
191Marblehead81%78%
192Millbury81%78%
193North Attleborough81%78%
194Pelham85%78%
195Plainville81%78%
196Rockport77%78%
197Sandwich80%78%
198Shrewsbury82%78%
199Spencer78%78%
200Wenham83%78%
201Westfield81%78%
202Belmont82%77%
203Beverly76%77%
204Canton80%77%
205Chicopee81%77%
206Danvers81%77%
207Essex72%77%
208Leicester79%77%
209Marshfield79%77%
210Melrose81%77%
211Middleton79%77%
212Newbury73%77%
213Newton78%77%
214North Andover81%77%
215Oxford82%77%
216Tyngsborough80%77%
217West Bridgewater82%77%
218Westborough80%77%
219Westport80%77%
220Arlington79%76%
221Athol74%76%
222Blackstone80%76%
223Dedham80%76%
224Egremont58%76%
225Nahant72%76%
226Newburyport76%76%
227Pittsfield79%76%
228Stoneham80%76%
229Wakefield81%76%
230Amesbury79%75%
231Attleboro76%75%
232Berkley84%75%
233Braintree81%75%
234Dracut82%75%
235Falmouth72%75%
236Hull73%75%
237Lenox76%75%
238Mashpee74%75%
239Middleborough75%75%
240Peabody79%75%
241Raynham82%75%
242Swampscott79%75%
243West Springfield 75%
244Bourne78%74%
245Bridgewater79%74%
246Gardner77%74%
247Hopedale83%74%
248Lanesborough72%74%
249Milton82%74%
250Plymouth77%74%
251Russell78%74%
252Stoughton80%74%
253Abington79%73%
254Avon83%73%
255Barnstable76%73%
256Brewster 73%
257Clinton75%73%
258Framingham74%73%
259Holbrook79%73%
260Milford78%73%
261Norwood78%73%
262Rockland79%73%
263Saugus79%73%
264Watertown67%73%
265Amherst70%72%
266Brookline59%72%
267Gloucester72%72%
268Great Barrington68%72%
269Holyoke70%72%
270Leominster76%72%
271Methuen78%72%
272Webster73%72%
273Whitman78%72%
274Woburn76%72%
275Worthington72%72%
276Blandford72%71%
277Cambridge62%71%
278Chesterfield72%71%
279Dennis52%71%
280Fitchburg69%71%
281Hardwick67%71%
282Marlborough76%71%
283Waltham68%71%
284Weymouth77%71%
285Yarmouth73%71%
286Ayer76%70%
287Randolph78%70%
288Southbridge73%69%
289Springfield71%69%
290Huntington69%68%
291Quincy73%68%
292Salem71%68%
293Winthrop72%68%
294Worcester69%68%
295Chester74%67%
296Harwich75%67%
297Hinsdale58%67%
298Salisbury66%67%
299Sheffield67%67%
300Somerville65%67%
301Warren67%67%
302Haverhill74%66%
303Medford75%66%
304New Ashford62%66%
305New Bedford68%66%
306Taunton71%66%
307Peru68%65%
308Tolland30%65%
309Charlemont63%64%
310Fall River68%64%
311Lowell67%64%
312Wareham69%64%
313Brockton64%63%
314Malden69%63%
315Middlefield62%63%
316Richmond63%63%
317Windsor58%63%
318Lynn65%62%
319Boston59%61%
320Revere65%61%
321Everett68%60%
322Rowe60%60%
323Tyringham39%60%
324Goshen55%59%
325Lawrence59%59%
326West Stockbridge62%59%
327Chelsea56%58%
328Eastham 56%
329Monroe62%54%
330Alford45%53%
331New Marlborough46%51%
332Orleans100%51%
333Hancock41%49%
334Mount Washington38%49%
335Sandisfield38%48%
336Stockbridge47%46%
337Monterey34%40%
338Heath37%39%
339Otis29%35%