snapshot: Barbers per 10,000 residents

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Aug. 22, 2013
Barber shops are popular not just for haircuts but for neighbors and friends to meet and talk. The communities with the most barbers per 10,000 residents are Shirley, Aquinnah, Avon, and Norfolk. The 2013 information is from the state Division of Professional Licensure.
CommunityBarbers per 10,000RankTotal barbers
ABINGTON8.112313
ACTON1.82824
ACUSHNET7.81368
ADAMS11.86910
AGAWAM8.112523
ALFORD0.02920
AMESBURY7.414412
AMHERST2.12808
ANDOVER3.325111
AQUINNAH32.221
ARLINGTON5.619124
ASHBURNHAM6.61644
ASHBY9.8983
ASHFIELD11.5742
ASHLAND5.41969
ATHOL3.52454
ATTLEBORO5.020622
AUBURN13.04921
AVON29.8313
AYER13.54310
BARNSTABLE6.017727
BARRE7.41434
BECKET5.61891
BEDFORD4.52186
BELCHERTOWN3.42475
BELLINGHAM8.012713
BELMONT5.320013
BERKLEY7.81355
BERLIN10.5833
BERNARDSTON0.02920
BEVERLY7.115428
BILLERICA8.212033
BLACKSTONE5.51935
BLANDFORD0.02920
BOLTON0.02920
BOSTON12.756782
BOURNE9.111018
BOXBOROUGH0.02920
BOXFORD6.31695
BOYLSTON4.62152
BRAINTREE12.65845
BREWSTER4.12314
BRIDGEWATER10.28927
BRIMFIELD2.82661
BROCKTON13.542127
BROOKFIELD5.91812
BROOKLINE2.726816
BUCKLAND5.31991
BURLINGTON7.314518
CAMBRIDGE6.317066
CANTON8.811219
CARLISLE4.12282
CARVER10.48412
CHARLEMONT0.02920
CHARLTON3.12624
CHATHAM1.62861
CHELMSFORD5.619019
CHELSEA21.3875
CHESHIRE12.4594
CHESTER0.02920
CHESTERFIELD0.02920
CHICOPEE7.414241
CHILMARK0.02920
CLARKSBURG11.8702
CLINTON18.41225
COHASSET5.31984
COLRAIN6.01761
CONCORD5.12029
CONWAY0.02920
CUMMINGTON0.02920
DALTON0.02920
DANVERS14.03937
DARTMOUTH3.225711
DEDHAM6.915717
DEERFIELD5.91843
DENNIS9.99614
DIGHTON14.13710
DOUGLAS14.23612
DOVER1.82831
DRACUT6.117518
DUDLEY2.62723
DUNSTABLE3.12611
DUXBURY2.72704
EAST BRIDGEWATER5.12037
EAST BROOKFIELD9.21062
EASTHAM8.11264
EASTHAMPTON5.02098
EAST LONGMEADOW15.92225
EASTON9.510122
EDGARTOWN4.92102
EGREMONT8.21221
ERVING11.1762
ESSEX0.02920
EVERETT18.01375
FAIRHAVEN8.212113
FALL RIVER11.375100
FALMOUTH12.75540
FITCHBURG16.41966
FLORIDA0.02920
FOXBOROUGH4.22277
FRAMINGHAM7.913154
FRANKLIN5.120516
FREETOWN14.73013
GARDNER14.33229
GEORGETOWN13.44411
GILL0.02920
GLOUCESTER4.921114
GOSHEN0.02920
GOSNOLD0.02920
GRAFTON7.314713
GRANBY1.62871
GRANVILLE0.02920
GREAT BARRINGTON4.22253
GREENFIELD6.915812
GROTON5.61886
GROVELAND4.62143
HADLEY0.02920
HALIFAX9.31027
HAMILTON5.22014
HAMPDEN3.92412
HANCOCK0.02920
HANOVER6.51659
HANSON5.91826
HARDWICK3.32491
HARVARD1.52881
HARWICH4.12295
HATFIELD3.02631
HAVERHILL10.09261
HAWLEY0.02920
HEATH0.02920
HINGHAM5.918313
HINSDALE0.02920
HOLBROOK14.82816
HOLDEN9.89717
HOLLAND4.02321
HOLLISTON4.42226
HOLYOKE9.310337
HOPEDALE8.51165
HOPKINTON4.02336
HUBBARDSTON0.02920
HUDSON10.09319
HULL20.41021
HUNTINGTON4.62161
IPSWICH6.81609
KINGSTON4.02355
LAKEVILLE7.51418
LANCASTER2.52772
LANESBOROUGH6.51662
LAWRENCE18.611142
LEE15.1269
LEICESTER9.110910
LENOX2.02811
LEOMINSTER20.6984
LEVERETT0.02920
LEXINGTON2.22797
LEYDEN0.02920
LINCOLN0.02920
LITTLETON4.52204
LONGMEADOW5.12048
LOWELL7.215177
LUDLOW14.72931
LUNENBURG10.97911
LYNN12.853116
LYNNFIELD12.95115
MALDEN13.05077
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA3.92402
MANSFIELD6.915616
MARBLEHEAD1.52893
MARION4.12302
MARLBOROUGH9.69937
MARSHFIELD4.023410
MASHPEE6.41679
MATTAPOISETT6.61634
MAYNARD7.91308
MEDFIELD5.02086
MEDFORD13.74077
MEDWAY3.92385
MELROSE11.96632
MENDON15.4239
MERRIMAC3.22602
METHUEN11.96756
MIDDLEBOROUGH10.88025
MIDDLEFIELD0.02920
MIDDLETON13.44612
MILFORD7.913422
MILLBURY17.31723
MILLIS7.61396
MILLVILLE0.02920
MILTON3.32509
MONROE0.02920
MONSON12.95211
MONTAGUE5.91805
MONTEREY0.02920
MONTGOMERY0.02920
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.02920
NAHANT17.6156
NANTUCKET3.92374
NATICK3.923613
NEEDHAM2.42787
NEW ASHFORD0.02920
NEW BEDFORD9.99594
NEW BRAINTREE0.02920
NEWBURY4.52193
NEWBURYPORT5.718610
NEW MARLBOROUGH0.02920
NEW SALEM0.02920
NEWTON3.325428
NORFOLK27.6431
NORTH ADAMS4.42246
NORTHAMPTON6.716119
NORTH ANDOVER12.06334
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH6.317118
NORTHBOROUGH9.210513
NORTHBRIDGE15.92125
NORTH BROOKFIELD21.4710
NORTHFIELD3.32531
NORTH READING12.85419
NORTON7.913215
NORWELL7.61388
NORWOOD7.314621
OAK BLUFFS6.61623
OAKHAM0.02920
ORANGE2.62752
ORLEANS3.42482
OTIS0.02920
OXFORD16.02022
PALMER9.111111
PAXTON4.22262
PEABODY18.01492
PELHAM0.02920
PEMBROKE7.314813
PEPPERELL7.01558
PERU0.02920
PETERSHAM8.11241
PHILLIPSTON5.91791
PITTSFIELD10.58247
PLAINFIELD0.02920
PLAINVILLE13.34711
PLYMOUTH6.416836
PLYMPTON14.2354
PRINCETON0.02920
PROVINCETOWN13.6414
QUINCY10.19093
RANDOLPH11.57337
RAYNHAM8.211911
READING11.77229
REHOBOTH2.62733
REVERE15.32479
RICHMOND0.02920
ROCHESTER9.61005
ROCKLAND14.33425
ROCKPORT5.81854
ROWE0.02920
ROWLEY12.0657
ROYALSTON7.91281
RUSSELL0.02920
RUTLAND10.0918
SALEM10.48643
SALISBURY8.51177
SANDISFIELD10.9771
SANDWICH8.711418
SAUGUS25.9669
SAVOY0.02920
SCITUATE3.32526
SEEKONK0.72911
SHARON2.82655
SHEFFIELD6.11742
SHELBURNE26.455
SHERBORN7.31493
SHIRLEY59.6143
SHREWSBURY7.913328
SHUTESBURY0.02920
SOMERSET14.33326
SOMERVILLE8.311863
SOUTHAMPTON1.72841
SOUTHBOROUGH7.21527
SOUTHBRIDGE13.24822
SOUTH HADLEY5.718710
SOUTHWICK3.22593
SPENCER12.06414
SPRINGFIELD12.360189
STERLING16.61813
STOCKBRIDGE10.3872
STONEHAM12.65727
STOUGHTON9.310425
STOW4.62173
STURBRIDGE3.22563
SUDBURY1.72853
SUNDERLAND5.41952
SUTTON5.61925
SWAMPSCOTT8.711512
SWANSEA7.614012
TAUNTON13.44575
TEMPLETON8.71137
TEWKSBURY7.912923
TISBURY15.2256
TOLLAND0.02920
TOPSFIELD3.32552
TOWNSEND4.52214
TRURO5.02071
TYNGSBOROUGH3.52444
TYRINGHAM0.02920
UPTON2.72712
UXBRIDGE10.48514
WAKEFIELD14.03835
WALES5.41941
WALPOLE9.110822
WALTHAM9.99460
WARE3.02643
WAREHAM10.58123
WARREN3.92392
WARWICK0.02920
WASHINGTON0.02920
WATERTOWN6.017819
WAYLAND0.82901
WEBSTER7.215312
WELLESLEY2.52767
WELLFLEET7.31502
WENDELL0.02920
WENHAM6.21733
WESTBOROUGH3.82437
WEST BOYLSTON11.7719
WEST BRIDGEWATER17.41612
WEST BROOKFIELD5.41972
WESTFIELD4.422318
WESTFORD3.22587
WESTHAMPTON0.02920
WESTMINSTER6.91595
WEST NEWBURY4.72122
WESTON2.72693
WESTPORT12.26119
WEST SPRINGFIELD9.210726
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.02920
WEST TISBURY0.02920
WESTWOOD3.42465
WEYMOUTH10.28855
WHATELY0.02920
WHITMAN6.21729
WILBRAHAM7.713711
WILLIAMSBURG0.02920
WILLIAMSTOWN2.62742
WILMINGTON12.16227
WINCHENDON3.92424
WINCHESTER4.721310
WINDSOR0.02920
WINTHROP14.92726
WOBURN11.86845
WORCESTER14.631265
WORTHINGTON0.02920
WRENTHAM2.72673
YARMOUTH10.97826
SOURCE: Division of Professional Licensure