snapshot: Percent females, 2010

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | May 16
Some communities with high percents of females are college towns -- Wellesley, South Hadley and Northampton. The data looks at the percent of females in each town. The 2010 data is from the US Census.
CommunityPercent femaleRankFemalesMales
ABINGTON51.11788,1767,809
ACTON50.919811,17010,754
ACUSHNET50.91985,2435,060
ADAMS51.81064,3944,091
AGAWAM52.26814,84613,592
ALFORD53.89266228
AMESBURY51.71168,4127,871
AMHERST51.117819,31918,500
ANDOVER51.711617,18016,021
AQUINNAH50.8214158153
ARLINGTON53.51222,94019,904
ASHBURNHAM49.23162,9923,089
ASHBY49.72941,5291,545
ASHFIELD50.9198884853
ASHLAND51.41418,5278,066
ATHOL50.82145,8885,696
ATTLEBORO51.216322,29921,294
AUBURN51.81068,3827,806
AVON51.61232,2472,109
AYER49.72943,6923,735
BARNSTABLE51.810623,41321,780
BARRE49.53042,6712,727
BECKET49.6298883896
BEDFORD50.12726,6686,652
BELCHERTOWN51.31477,5167,133
BELLINGHAM51.41418,4007,932
BELMONT532813,10911,620
BERKLEY50.72263,2493,162
BERLIN50.52411,4481,418
BERNARDSTON502751,0641,065
BEVERLY52.64520,78118,721
BILLERICA49.629819,95020,293
BLACKSTONE51.81064,6744,352
BLANDFORD48.1341593640
BOLTON50.52412,4732,424
BOSTON52.176321,643295,951
BOURNE48.93239,65310,101
BOXBOROUGH48.93232,4412,555
BOXFORD50.82144,0453,920
BOYLSTON52862,2642,091
BRAINTREE52.83718,87016,874
BREWSTER53.7105,2714,549
BRIDGEWATER48.533712,88013,683
BRIMFIELD50.42481,8191,790
BROCKTON51.99448,70645,104
BROOKFIELD50.52411,7111,679
BROOKLINE55432,27826,454
BUCKLAND52.268992910
BURLINGTON51.216312,55211,946
CAMBRIDGE51.414154,05351,109
CANTON52.74111,36310,198
CARLISLE50.22632,4362,416
CARVER51.31475,8995,610
CHARLEMONT50.6232641625
CHARLTON50.91986,6036,378
CHATHAM52.7413,2262,899
CHELMSFORD51.612317,43516,367
CHELSEA49.131917,27917,898
CHESHIRE49.43071,5991,636
CHESTER48.7331651686
CHESTERFIELD49322599623
CHICOPEE52.26828,89126,407
CHILMARK49.3308427439
CLARKSBURG48.6333828874
CLINTON51.11786,9586,648
COHASSET50.91983,8393,703
COLRAIN48.3339807864
CONCORD49.33088,7078,961
CONWAY51.3147973924
CUMMINGTON50275436436
DALTON52863,5153,241
DANVERS53.22114,08712,406
DARTMOUTH49.729416,92617,106
DEDHAM51.612312,77111,958
DEERFIELD51.11782,6172,508
DENNIS53.6117,6106,597
DIGHTON49.92823,5333,553
DOUGLAS50.22634,2564,215
DOVER50.32542,8092,780
DRACUT5118515,02714,430
DUDLEY49.92825,6885,702
DUNSTABLE49.72941,5811,598
DUXBURY51.9947,8187,241
EAST BRIDGEWATER51.21637,0656,729
EAST BROOKFIELD49.33081,0761,107
EASTHAM53.5122,6492,307
EASTHAMPTON52.5508,4247,629
EAST LONGMEADOW52.9348,3197,401
EASTON52.17612,04911,063
EDGARTOWN48.63331,9752,092
EGREMONT52.837647578
ERVING51.1178919881
ESSEX502751,7511,753
EVERETT50.919821,22620,441
FAIRHAVEN51.9948,2377,636
FALL RIVER52.55046,66442,193
FALMOUTH53.22116,78414,747
FITCHBURG51.414120,72919,589
FLORIDA48.7331366386
FOXBOROUGH50.91988,5928,273
FRAMINGHAM51.711635,30333,015
FRANKLIN5118516,13415,501
FREETOWN49.82894,4184,452
GARDNER48.83279,87210,356
GEORGETOWN50.62324,1434,040
GILL50.3254754746
GLOUCESTER51.99414,94413,845
GOSHEN51.3147541513
GRAFTON51.61239,1608,605
GRANBY50.62323,1563,084
GRANVILLE49.2316770796
GREAT BARRINGTON52.3613,7143,390
GREENFIELD52.5509,1578,299
GROTON50.62325,3825,264
GROVELAND51.61233,3323,127
HADLEY52.2682,7432,507
HALIFAX51.31473,8593,659
HAMILTON50.91983,9493,815
HAMPDEN51.41412,6412,498
HANCOCK49.5304355362
HANOVER51.21637,1046,775
HANSON50.32545,1345,075
HARDWICK49.82891,4891,501
HARVARD423482,7413,779
HARWICH53.5126,5555,688
HATFIELD51.21631,6801,599
HAVERHILL528631,67229,207
HAWLEY49.6298167170
HEATH48.6333343363
HINGHAM532811,75210,405
HINSDALE49.92821,0141,018
HOLBROOK51.31475,5335,258
HOLDEN51.51328,9298,417
HOLLAND48.23401,1961,285
HOLLISTON50.82146,8806,667
HOLYOKE53.12621,17918,701
HOPEDALE511853,0142,897
HOPKINTON50.82147,5857,340
HUBBARDSTON502752,1932,189
HUDSON50.72269,6609,403
HULL52.6455,4164,877
HUNTINGTON49.92821,0871,093
IPSWICH52.4576,9006,275
KINGSTON52.2686,5896,040
LAKEVILLE511855,4075,195
LANCASTER43.73473,5184,537
LANESBOROUGH50.82141,5701,521
LAWRENCE51.99439,60336,774
LEE52863,0882,855
LEICESTER51.21635,6155,355
LENOX54.852,7542,271
LEOMINSTER51.513220,99119,768
LEVERETT50.2263929922
LEXINGTON52.55016,49014,904
LEYDEN48.8327347364
LINCOLN52.1763,3143,048
LITTLETON51.9944,6344,290
LONGMEADOW53.2218,3997,385
LOWELL50.424853,64852,871
LUDLOW48.633310,26410,839
LUNENBURG50.42485,0815,005
LYNN5118546,10444,225
LYNNFIELD51.21635,9375,659
MALDEN51.612330,65628,794
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA53.2212,7302,406
MANSFIELD50.325411,66711,517
MARBLEHEAD52.83710,4529,356
MARION52.9342,5982,309
MARLBOROUGH50.524119,43619,063
MARSHFIELD51.314712,90112,231
MASHPEE53.5127,4956,511
MATTAPOISETT51.31473,1022,943
MAYNARD52.1765,2694,837
MEDFIELD51.51326,1965,828
MEDFORD52.26829,32726,846
MEDWAY51.31476,5476,205
MELROSE532814,29112,692
MENDON49.92822,9152,924
MERRIMAC51.81063,2813,057
METHUEN52.45724,74422,511
MIDDLEBOROUGH51.216311,82411,292
MIDDLEFIELD48.9323255266
MIDDLETON443463,9575,030
MILFORD50.226314,06013,939
MILLBURY51.9946,8786,383
MILLIS511854,0283,863
MILLVILLE50.32541,6051,585
MILTON52.83714,26712,736
MONROE48.83275962
MONSON51.11784,3764,184
MONTAGUE51.31474,3314,106
MONTEREY52.361503458
MONTGOMERY49.6298416422
MOUNT WASHINGTON49.13198285
NAHANT52861,7721,638
NANTUCKET48.83274,9675,205
NATICK51.99417,13215,874
NEEDHAM51.810614,97313,913
NEW ASHFORD47.4342108120
NEW BEDFORD528649,47945,593
NEW BRAINTREE49.8289498501
NEWBURY51.21633,4153,251
NEWBURYPORT53.5129,3238,093
NEW MARLBOROUGH49.3308744765
NEW SALEM49.6298491499
NEWTON53.22145,30339,843
NORFOLK39.83504,4706,757
NORTH ADAMS53287,2606,448
NORTHAMPTON56.9216,23712,312
NORTH ANDOVER52.36114,81713,535
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH51.314714,71913,993
NORTHBOROUGH50.91987,2096,946
NORTHBRIDGE51.81068,1367,571
NORTH BROOKFIELD50.91982,3822,298
NORTHFIELD50.62321,5341,498
NORTH READING50.82147,5677,325
NORTON51.71169,8409,191
NORWELL52.1765,4715,035
NORWOOD52.17614,90913,693
OAK BLUFFS50.91982,3042,223
OAKHAM49.8289947955
ORANGE51.41414,0263,813
ORLEANS52.9343,1152,775
OTIS49.1319791821
OXFORD511856,9906,719
PALMER50.22636,0986,042
PAXTON502752,4022,404
PEABODY52.55026,92824,323
PELHAM51.5132680641
PEMBROKE50.91989,0818,756
PEPPERELL50.42485,7945,703
PERU48.4338410437
PETERSHAM48.9323603631
PHILLIPSTON49.3308829853
PITTSFIELD528623,26521,472
PLAINFIELD50.3254326322
PLAINVILLE511854,2184,046
PLYMOUTH50.623228,55827,910
PLYMPTON50.91981,4361,384
PRINCETON49.92821,7041,709
PROVINCETOWN45.53441,3401,602
QUINCY52.17648,07244,199
RANDOLPH528616,70615,406
RAYNHAM51.31476,8606,523
READING51.513212,73412,013
REHOBOTH502755,8035,805
REVERE5118526,37325,382
RICHMOND51.5132760715
ROCHESTER49.62982,5942,638
ROCKLAND52.2689,1318,358
ROCKPORT53.983,7473,205
ROWE52.268205188
ROWLEY50.52412,9592,897
ROYALSTON50.2263632626
RUSSELL50.8214902873
RUTLAND50.52414,0283,945
SALEM53.51222,10719,233
SALISBURY51.61234,2774,006
SANDISFIELD46.4343425490
SANDWICH51.810610,7179,958
SAUGUS52.45713,94012,688
SAVOY49.3308341351
SCITUATE52.1769,4448,689
SEEKONK51.51327,0606,662
SHARON51.81069,1168,496
SHEFFIELD50.32541,6391,618
SHELBURNE50.7226960933
SHERBORN51.31472,1152,004
SHIRLEY413492,9594,252
SHREWSBURY51.216318,24317,365
SHUTESBURY52.361926845
SOMERSET52.5509,5448,621
SOMERVILLE50.919838,59637,158
SOUTHAMPTON51.51322,9842,808
SOUTHBOROUGH50.52414,9314,836
SOUTHBRIDGE51.81068,6608,059
SOUTH HADLEY59110,3387,176
SOUTHWICK50.42484,7884,714
SPENCER50.12725,8595,829
SPRINGFIELD52.64580,48772,573
STERLING50.82143,9673,841
STOCKBRIDGE53281,032915
STONEHAM52.74111,28910,148
STOUGHTON52.17614,03612,926
STOW50.82143,3463,244
STURBRIDGE50.72264,7004,568
SUDBURY51.21639,0428,617
SUNDERLAND50.82141,8711,813
SUTTON50.72264,5444,419
SWAMPSCOTT53287,3096,478
SWANSEA511858,0967,769
TAUNTON52.17629,12226,752
TEMPLETON49.53043,9664,047
TEWKSBURY51.513214,91514,046
TISBURY51.21632,0231,926
TOLLAND51.3147249236
TOPSFIELD51.71163,1462,939
TOWNSEND50.62324,5134,413
TRURO50.62321,014989
TYNGSBOROUGH51.21635,7765,516
TYRINGHAM52.645172155
UPTON511853,8453,697
UXBRIDGE50.22636,7496,708
WAKEFIELD51.99412,94311,989
WALES49.3308907931
WALPOLE50.919812,24811,822
WALTHAM50.226330,42830,204
WARE50.91985,0214,851
WAREHAM51.99411,32410,498
WARREN50.22632,5792,556
WARWICK50.1272391389
WASHINGTON49.3308265273
WATERTOWN53.12616,96114,954
WAYLAND51.71166,7236,271
WEBSTER51.61238,6578,110
WELLESLEY55.9315,64612,336
WELLFLEET53.3201,4661,284
WENDELL50.4248427421
WENHAM54.762,6692,206
WESTBOROUGH511859,3128,960
WEST BOYLSTON44.63453,4234,246
WEST BRIDGEWATER50.82143,5163,400
WEST BROOKFIELD52.5501,9421,759
WESTFIELD51.117821,00420,090
WESTFORD50.325411,05010,901
WESTHAMPTON51.994834773
WESTMINSTER502753,6373,640
WEST NEWBURY50.32542,1312,104
WESTON52.3615,8845,377
WESTPORT51.31477,9617,571
WEST SPRINGFIELD51.216314,53713,854
WEST STOCKBRIDGE51.994678628
WEST TISBURY52.3611,4321,308
WESTWOOD52.4577,6556,963
WEYMOUTH52.64528,28525,458
WHATELY49.9282747749
WHITMAN51.21637,4197,070
WILBRAHAM52.7417,4896,730
WILLIAMSBURG54.171,3441,138
WILLIAMSTOWN53.4194,1403,614
WILMINGTON5118511,37610,949
WINCHENDON49.82895,1335,167
WINCHESTER52.36111,18610,188
WINDSOR49.2316442457
WINTHROP51.71169,0398,458
WOBURN51.612319,67118,449
WORCESTER51.314792,89588,150
WORTHINGTON50.6232585571
WRENTHAM50.72265,5555,400
YARMOUTH53.51212,72611,067
SOURCE: US Census