snapshot: births per 1,000 in 2010

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | April 25, 2013
Cities dominate the list of communities with the highest number of babies born per 1,000 residents in 2010. Among those at the top are Chelsea, Lawrence, Lynn, Lowell, and Malden. The data is from the Department of Public Health.
COMMUNITYBirths per 1,000 residentsRankTotal births
ABINGTON12.150194
ACTON8.2211179
ACUSHNET8.022182
ADAMS10.310387
AGAWAM9.6139274
ALFORD2.03471
AMESBURY12.640205
AMHERST4.1333156
ANDOVER6.9277230
AQUINNAH12.9354
ARLINGTON14.416617
ASHBURNHAM9.216556
ASHBY6.229819
ASHFIELD5.23229
ASHLAND14.614243
ATHOL11.474132
ATTLEBORO12.053524
AUBURN9.9119160
AVON9.912043
AYER14.713109
BARNSTABLE8.9178403
BARRE8.320645
BECKET12.93323
BEDFORD9.1169121
BELCHERTOWN10.0111147
BELLINGHAM11.472187
BELMONT11.956294
BERKLEY10.110665
BERLIN9.812928
BERNARDSTON5.232311
BEVERLY10.1110397
BILLERICA11.565463
BLACKSTONE11.379102
BLANDFORD4.93296
BOLTON8.220940
BOSTON12.7387815
BOURNE8.6195169
BOXBOROUGH7.624638
BOXFORD5.331942
BOYLSTON7.126531
BRAINTREE10.495373
BREWSTER6.628665
BRIDGEWATER8.2208218
BRIMFIELD7.823728
BROCKTON15.191416
BROOKFIELD11.56639
BROOKLINE11.857693
BUCKLAND11.08421
BURLINGTON12.737311
CAMBRIDGE11.6621223
CANTON9.6141206
CARLISLE6.828133
CARVER8.419897
CHARLEMONT7.12669
CHARLTON8.9175116
CHATHAM4.932830
CHELMSFORD9.5151320
CHELSEA18.62656
CHESHIRE8.320527
CHESTER7.525010
CHESTERFIELD2.53453
CHICOPEE11.281622
CHILMARK3.53403
CLARKSBURG5.931010
CLINTON14.317194
COHASSET8.022260
COLRAIN12.05420
CONCORD6.2301109
CONWAY7.425614
CUMMINGTON6.92796
DALTON7.425550
DANVERS8.4200223
DARTMOUTH5.5315188
DEDHAM10.689263
DEERFIELD7.624539
DENNIS8.2210116
DIGHTON7.823555
DOUGLAS12.249103
DOVER7.027639
DRACUT10.986322
DUDLEY8.8184100
DUNSTABLE3.134310
DUXBURY6.229993
EAST BRIDGEWATER9.5150131
EAST BROOKFIELD10.59223
EASTHAM6.130530
EASTHAMPTON10.398166
EAST LONGMEADOW7.8236122
EASTON9.1166211
EDGARTOWN10.110841
EGREMONT4.13355
ERVING8.918116
ESSEX8.818231
EVERETT15.18629
FAIRHAVEN8.1215129
FALL RIVER13.0311155
FALMOUTH8.1218255
FITCHBURG13.522545
FLORIDA10.6878
FOXBOROUGH9.7132164
FRAMINGHAM14.118963
FRANKLIN9.0171284
FREETOWN9.713686
GARDNER11.568232
GEORGETOWN8.619670
GILL7.325911
GLOUCESTER9.3161267
GOSHEN10.49411
GOSNOLD0.03490
GRAFTON12.542222
GRANBY6.728342
GRANVILLE7.027211
GREAT BARRINGTON6.927849
GREENFIELD9.9118173
GROTON6.928073
GROVELAND7.425448
HADLEY5.132427
HALIFAX10.49778
HAMILTON11.57089
HAMPDEN7.823240
HANCOCK4.23323
HANOVER8.7187121
HANSON10.3101105
HARDWICK8.420325
HARVARD3.234221
HARWICH7.724094
HATFIELD7.027323
HAVERHILL13.620826
HAWLEY3.03441
HEATH9.91177
HINGHAM8.9174198
HINSDALE7.922716
HOLBROOK12.836138
HOLDEN9.3157162
HOLLAND9.316223
HOLLISTON10.0114135
HOLYOKE15.27606
HOPEDALE10.39961
HOPKINTON8.0220119
HUBBARDSTON5.032622
HUDSON11.858224
HULL7.624878
HUNTINGTON11.56925
IPSWICH7.8228103
KINGSTON8.9173113
LAKEVILLE8.021985
LANCASTER7.425260
LANESBOROUGH9.713530
LAWRENCE18.031371
LEE8.718552
LEICESTER8.917698
LENOX6.429432
LEOMINSTER11.376462
LEVERETT3.83387
LEXINGTON6.5289203
LEYDEN9.81267
LINCOLN11.37872
LITTLETON9.514685
LONGMEADOW5.431886
LOWELL15.851678
LUDLOW7.0275148
LUNENBURG7.524976
LYNN16.041443
LYNNFIELD6.229672
MALDEN15.56920
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA5.831230
MANSFIELD9.1168211
MARBLEHEAD7.9224157
MARION8.420441
MARLBOROUGH13.327512
MARSHFIELD8.9179224
MASHPEE8.9177125
MATTAPOISETT6.030836
MAYNARD12.543126
MEDFIELD8.6191104
MEDFORD13.030733
MEDWAY9.4154120
MELROSE12.348331
MENDON7.425743
MERRIMAC5.731436
METHUEN11.955564
MIDDLEBOROUGH10.2105235
MIDDLEFIELD5.83133
MIDDLETON6.529058
MILFORD13.425376
MILLBURY9.3160123
MILLIS9.415574
MILLVILLE11.66337
MILTON9.6140258
MONROE0.03490
MONSON7.525164
MONTAGUE11.56797
MONTEREY5.23205
MONTGOMERY6.03075
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.03490
NAHANT7.326025
NANTUCKET14.712150
NATICK12.447408
NEEDHAM9.2163267
NEW ASHFORD26.316
NEW BEDFORD13.5241282
NEW BRAINTREE5.03275
NEWBURY5.132534
NEWBURYPORT7.8230136
NEW MARLBOROUGH6.628510
NEW SALEM6.13046
NEWTON9.2164787
NORFOLK8.121691
NORTH ADAMS9.4153129
NORTHAMPTON7.0270201
NORTH ANDOVER10.591299
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH11.661334
NORTHBOROUGH8.5197121
NORTHBRIDGE11.377178
NORTH BROOKFIELD9.017242
NORTHFIELD8.918027
NORTH READING10.1109150
NORTON7.8233148
NORWELL7.624480
NORWOOD13.426382
OAK BLUFFS10.49647
OAKHAM7.425814
ORANGE10.011578
ORLEANS3.933623
OTIS6.229710
OXFORD8.6193118
PALMER9.7133118
PAXTON7.723937
PEABODY9.5143489
PELHAM9.812713
PEMBROKE9.6138172
PEPPERELL8.7189100
PERU7.12686
PETERSHAM8.121710
PHILLIPSTON3.63396
PITTSFIELD11.473510
PLAINFIELD6.23004
PLAINVILLE12.544103
PLYMOUTH9.9116560
PLYMPTON7.823122
PRINCETON7.027124
PROVINCETOWN6.130218
QUINCY13.1281213
RANDOLPH12.151388
RAYNHAM12.052161
READING9.5145236
REHOBOTH6.628477
REVERE14.615754
RICHMOND3.43415
ROCHESTER7.624140
ROCKLAND12.934225
ROCKPORT5.531638
ROWE7.62423
ROWLEY8.420249
ROYALSTON9.514412
RUSSELL13.52124
RUTLAND11.08588
SALEM11.660481
SALISBURY8.818373
SANDISFIELD5.53175
SANDWICH7.0274145
SAUGUS9.5149253
SAVOY10.11077
SCITUATE7.7238140
SEEKONK7.126498
SHARON7.1267125
SHEFFIELD8.320727
SHELBURNE9.514818
SHERBORN7.823432
SHIRLEY9.812571
SHREWSBURY9.3158332
SHUTESBURY7.922514
SOMERSET8.1214148
SOMERVILLE12.446938
SOUTHAMPTON6.429337
SOUTHBOROUGH9.713195
SOUTHBRIDGE12.639211
SOUTH HADLEY7.9223139
SOUTHWICK7.922675
SPENCER10.690124
SPRINGFIELD14.9112273
STERLING8.619467
STOCKBRIDGE4.13348
STONEHAM10.688228
STOUGHTON10.0112270
STOW9.713464
STURBRIDGE8.420178
SUDBURY7.8229138
SUNDERLAND7.624728
SUTTON7.326165
SWAMPSCOTT9.1170125
SWANSEA7.1269112
TAUNTON12.445692
TEMPLETON9.912179
TEWKSBURY9.1167264
TISBURY9.415637
TOLLAND2.13461
TOPSFIELD6.429239
TOWNSEND9.713087
TRURO6.030612
TYNGSBOROUGH11.375128
TYRINGHAM6.13032
UPTON9.315970
UXBRIDGE10.3102138
WAKEFIELD12.641313
WALES8.221215
WALPOLE9.8124237
WALTHAM13.129794
WARE11.659115
WAREHAM9.9123215
WARREN9.514249
WARWICK3.83373
WASHINGTON7.42534
WATERTOWN14.910477
WAYLAND7.624399
WEBSTER11.282188
WELLESLEY8.6192241
WELLFLEET6.528718
WENDELL5.93095
WENHAM4.733023
WESTBOROUGH10.2104187
WEST BOYLSTON6.828252
WEST BRIDGEWATER11.38078
WEST BROOKFIELD9.515235
WESTFIELD9.8128403
WESTFORD8.2213179
WESTHAMPTON8.718814
WESTMINSTER7.126352
WEST NEWBURY5.232122
WESTON5.931166
WESTPORT6.5288101
WEST SPRINGFIELD13.032368
WEST STOCKBRIDGE8.419911
WEST TISBURY9.912227
WESTWOOD6.429194
WEYMOUTH11.664622
WHATELY8.719013
WHITMAN11.571166
WILBRAHAM6.329589
WILLIAMSBURG10.59326
WILLIAMSTOWN4.533135
WILMINGTON11.183248
WINCHENDON10.3100106
WINCHESTER10.0113214
WINDSOR1.13481
WINTHROP9.7137169
WOBURN13.523515
WORCESTER13.7192477
WORTHINGTON9.514711
WRENTHAM7.226279
YARMOUTH8.7186208
SOURCE: Department of Public Health