Snapshot: historic places per 10,000 residents

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | April 4
Massachusetts is rich with sites on the National Register of Historic Places -- more than 4,100. Worcester, Boston and Cambridge have more than 200 each. The sites range widely too -- from the small, like the Paragon Park carousel in Hull, to large parks. The data is from the National Register of Historic Places.
CommunityPer 10,000 residentsRankCount of Natl Register of Historic Places
ABINGTON1.32882
ACTON3.22077
ACUSHNET12971
ADAMS18.94416
AGAWAM1.42824
ALFORD20.2351
AMESBURY4.31667
AMHERST4.216916
ANDOVER15.46051
AQUINNAH128.634
ARLINGTON14.76363
ASHBURNHAM4.91533
ASHBY03170
ASHFIELD5.81291
ASHLAND1.82683
ATHOL2.62283
ATTLEBORO2.324310
AUBURN1.92603
AVON03170
AYER5.41404
BARNSTABLE18.84585
BARRE3.71892
BECKET22.5314
BEDFORD8.310211
BELCHERTOWN22483
BELLINGHAM03170
BELMONT22485
BERKLEY03170
BERLIN71142
BERNARDSTON9.4912
BEVERLY5.114820
BILLERICA22488
BLACKSTONE8.9998
BLANDFORD8.11031
BOLTON6.11263
BOSTON4.3166268
BOURNE1.52783
BOXBOROUGH41762
BOXFORD11.3849
BOYLSTON4.61602
BRAINTREE0.83063
BREWSTER5.11485
BRIDGEWATER0.43151
BRIMFIELD2.82201
BROCKTON1.727216
BROOKFIELD8.81003
BROOKLINE16.55197
BUCKLAND15.8553
BURLINGTON1.62744
CAMBRIDGE19.938209
CANTON1.92604
CARLISLE4.11742
CARVER03170
CHARLEMONT23.7283
CHARLTON3.12104
CHATHAM21.23413
CHELMSFORD1.52785
CHELSEA2.62289
CHESHIRE9.3933
CHESTER22.4323
CHESTERFIELD40.9105
CHICOPEE224811
CHILMARK03170
CLARKSBURG03170
CLINTON6.61199
COHASSET9.3937
COLRAIN12752
CONCORD14.16825
CONWAY15.8553
CUMMINGTON11.5821
DALTON10.4887
DANVERS5.314314
DARTMOUTH1.82686
DEDHAM22485
DEERFIELD3.91792
DENNIS3.51965
DIGHTON4.21693
DOUGLAS3.51963
DOVER3.61912
DRACUT03170
DUDLEY2.62283
DUNSTABLE3.12101
DUXBURY810512
EAST BRIDGEWATER1.42822
EAST BROOKFIELD03170
EASTHAM24.22712
EASTHAMPTON1.92603
EAST LONGMEADOW1.92603
EASTON2.62286
EDGARTOWN7.41133
EGREMONT24.5253
ERVING03170
ESSEX14.3665
EVERETT03170
FAIRHAVEN3.81856
FALL RIVER11.877105
FALMOUTH4.117413
FITCHBURG22488
FLORIDA13.3701
FOXBOROUGH5.31439
FRAMINGHAM2.224615
FRANKLIN0.93003
FREETOWN2.32432
GARDNER6.412313
GEORGETOWN4.91534
GILL03170
GLOUCESTER11.18532
GOSHEN9.5891
GOSNOLD133.311
GRAFTON4.51638
GRANBY03170
GRANVILLE19.2423
GREAT BARRINGTON16.95012
GREENFIELD5.713210
GROTON5.61336
GROVELAND3.12102
HADLEY9.5895
HALIFAX03170
HAMILTON9987
HAMPDEN1.92601
HANCOCK27.9242
HANOVER1.42822
HANSON22482
HARDWICK6.71182
HARVARD9.2976
HARWICH2.52343
HATFIELD24.4268
HAVERHILL3.121019
HAWLEY29.7231
HEATH14.2671
HINGHAM2.72226
HINSDALE03170
HOLBROOK1.92602
HOLDEN5.812910
HOLLAND03170
HOLLISTON3.71895
HOLYOKE3.519614
HOPEDALE3.42032
HOPKINTON1.32882
HUBBARDSTON6.81153
HUDSON1.62743
HULL4.91535
HUNTINGTON4.61601
IPSWICH23.52931
KINGSTON2.42403
LAKEVILLE0.93001
LANCASTER12.47310
LANESBOROUGH6.51212
LAWRENCE3.121024
LEE11.8777
LEICESTER0.93001
LENOX17.9479
LEOMINSTER22488
LEVERETT5.41401
LEXINGTON4.815715
LEYDEN03170
LINCOLN15.75810
LITTLETON3.42033
LONGMEADOW1.32882
LOWELL3.917942
LUDLOW0.93002
LUNENBURG12971
LYNN2.921626
LYNNFIELD2.62283
MALDEN224812
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA3.91792
MANSFIELD1.32883
MARBLEHEAD6.611913
MARION22481
MARLBOROUGH4.216916
MARSHFIELD22485
MASHPEE1.42822
MATTAPOISETT3.32062
MAYNARD12971
MEDFIELD5.81297
MEDFORD5.214629
MEDWAY1.62742
MELROSE2.62287
MENDON5.11483
MERRIMAC03170
METHUEN9.39344
MIDDLEBOROUGH4.316610
MIDDLEFIELD19.2421
MIDDLETON5.61335
MILFORD2.52347
MILLBURY2.32433
MILLIS6.31255
MILLVILLE9.4913
MILTON9.39325
MONROE03170
MONSON4.71584
MONTAGUE3.61913
MONTEREY31.2213
MONTGOMERY03170
MOUNT WASHINGTON59.951
NAHANT8.81003
NANTUCKET3.91794
NATICK2.72229
NEEDHAM4.216912
NEW ASHFORD03170
NEW BEDFORD417638
NEW BRAINTREE03170
NEWBURY7.51125
NEWBURYPORT810514
NEW MARLBOROUGH19.9383
NEW SALEM20.2352
NEWTON22.233189
NORFOLK2.72223
NORTH ADAMS19.74027
NORTHAMPTON4.616013
NORTH ANDOVER4.915314
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH5.214615
NORTHBOROUGH03170
NORTHBRIDGE3.22075
NORTH BROOKFIELD6.41233
NORTHFIELD16.5515
NORTH READING1.32882
NORTON1.62743
NORWELL3.81854
NORWOOD0.73092
OAK BLUFFS15.5597
OAKHAM5.31431
ORANGE1.32881
ORLEANS6.81154
OTIS03170
OXFORD3.61915
PALMER2.52343
PAXTON2.12471
PEABODY3.519618
PELHAM7.61101
PEMBROKE0.63141
PEPPERELL0.93001
PERU03170
PETERSHAM32.4184
PHILLIPSTON11.9762
PITTSFIELD4.715821
PLAINFIELD03170
PLAINVILLE03170
PLYMOUTH3.519620
PLYMPTON3.51961
PRINCETON17.6486
PROVINCETOWN341610
QUINCY11.781108
RANDOLPH0.93003
RAYNHAM03170
READING36.41490
REHOBOTH30.22235
REVERE1.52788
RICHMOND40.7116
ROCHESTER3.81852
ROCKLAND41767
ROCKPORT14.46510
ROWE03170
ROWLEY6.81154
ROYALSTON7.91071
RUSSELL5.61331
RUTLAND1.32881
SALEM11.48347
SALISBURY1.22951
SANDISFIELD32.8173
SANDWICH3.91798
SAUGUS1.92605
SAVOY14.5641
SCITUATE3.91797
SEEKONK1.52782
SHARON2.82205
SHEFFIELD15.4605
SHELBURNE15.8553
SHERBORN58.3624
SHIRLEY5.51374
SHREWSBURY0.83063
SHUTESBURY5.61331
SOMERSET03170
SOMERVILLE10.78781
SOUTHAMPTON3.51962
SOUTHBOROUGH22482
SOUTHBRIDGE49.6883
SOUTH HADLEY1.72723
SOUTHWICK1.12961
SPENCER5.11486
SPRINGFIELD5.414083
STERLING3.81853
STOCKBRIDGE56.5711
STONEHAM31.72068
STOUGHTON0.73092
STOW7.61105
STURBRIDGE3.22073
SUDBURY3.42036
SUNDERLAND2.72221
SUTTON4.51634
SWAMPSCOTT3.61915
SWANSEA19.54131
TAUNTON174995
TEMPLETON51524
TEWKSBURY0.33161
TISBURY12.7725
TOLLAND03170
TOPSFIELD13.1718
TOWNSEND03170
TRURO20374
TYNGSBOROUGH1.82682
TYRINGHAM91.743
UPTON2.72222
UXBRIDGE38.61252
WAKEFIELD36.91392
WALES03170
WALPOLE0.83062
WALTHAM1846109
WARE6.11266
WAREHAM1.82684
WARREN7.81084
WARWICK03170
WASHINGTON130.127
WATERTOWN2.52348
WAYLAND3.12104
WEBSTER4.21697
WELLESLEY2.52347
WELLFLEET47.3913
WENDELL11.8771
WENHAM16.4538
WESTBOROUGH5.513710
WEST BOYLSTON6.51215
WEST BRIDGEWATER1.42821
WEST BROOKFIELD16.2546
WESTFIELD2.921612
WESTFORD5.912813
WESTHAMPTON03170
WESTMINSTER5.51374
WEST NEWBURY11.8775
WESTON12.47314
WESTPORT1.92603
WEST SPRINGFIELD0.73092
WEST STOCKBRIDGE23303
WEST TISBURY3.61911
WESTWOOD1.42822
WEYMOUTH2.424013
WHATELY13.4692
WHITMAN0.73091
WILBRAHAM0.73091
WILLIAMSBURG8.11032
WILLIAMSTOWN7.71096
WILMINGTON4.516310
WINCHENDON2.92163
WINCHESTER31.81968
WINDSOR11.1851
WINTHROP2.92165
WOBURN2.42409
WORCESTER15.362277
WORTHINGTON34.6154
WRENTHAM2.72223
YARMOUTH2.52346
SOURCE: National Register of Historic Places