snapshot: State inmates per 1,000 residents

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | July 4, 2013
Communities with the most state inmates per 1,000 residents tend to be urban areas, such as Springfield, Holyoke and Lawrence. The data does not include inmates held either by the county or federal government. The data, for 2013, is from the state Department of Correction.
CommunityInmates per 1,0000 residentsRankNumber of inmates
ABINGTON0.712511
ACTON0.32096
ACUSHNET0.51685
ADAMS0.81047
AGAWAM0.32099
ALFORD03010
AMESBURY0.98914
AMHERST0.12875
ANDOVER0.22526
AQUINNAH03010
ARLINGTON0.320912
ASHBURNHAM0.32092
ASHBY1.3494
ASHFIELD03010
ASHLAND0.51689
ATHOL2.81032
ATTLEBORO0.810435
AUBURN17816
AVON2.1209
AYER1.1668
BARNSTABLE1.63271
BARRE0.71254
BECKET1.1662
BEDFORD0.32094
BELCHERTOWN0.51688
BELLINGHAM0.22524
BELMONT0.22524
BERKLEY0.32092
BERLIN1.4434
BERNARDSTON0.51681
BEVERLY0.98935
BILLERICA0.712530
BLACKSTONE0.12871
BLANDFORD03010
BOLTON03010
BOSTON2.8101,737
BOURNE0.810416
BOXBOROUGH03010
BOXFORD03010
BOYLSTON03010
BRAINTREE0.516819
BREWSTER0.12871
BRIDGEWATER0.614916
BRIMFIELD0.81043
BROCKTON3.47317
BROOKFIELD0.32091
BROOKLINE0.225211
BUCKLAND03010
BURLINGTON0.418711
CAMBRIDGE1.166116
CANTON0.41879
CARLISLE0.22521
CARVER0.81049
CHARLEMONT03010
CHARLTON0.71259
CHATHAM0.71254
CHELMSFORD0.418713
CHELSEA2.61491
CHESHIRE0.32091
CHESTER0.71251
CHESTERFIELD03010
CHICOPEE1.63291
CHILMARK1.2581
CLARKSBURG0.61491
CLINTON1.44319
COHASSET0.12871
COLRAIN0.61491
CONCORD0.22524
CONWAY03010
CUMMINGTON1.1661
DALTON1.3499
DANVERS0.516812
DARTMOUTH0.418715
DEDHAM0.810420
DEERFIELD0.61493
DENNIS1.34918
DIGHTON0.32092
DOUGLAS0.61495
DOVER03010
DRACUT0.712522
DUDLEY0.41874
DUNSTABLE0.32091
DUXBURY0.32095
EAST BRIDGEWATER0.71259
EAST BROOKFIELD0.9892
EASTHAM0.61493
EASTHAMPTON0.61499
EAST LONGMEADOW0.32095
EASTON0.418710
EDGARTOWN0.22521
EGREMONT0.81041
ERVING0.61491
ESSEX03010
EVERETT22282
FAIRHAVEN0.98915
FALL RIVER3.75326
FALMOUTH1.44343
FITCHBURG2.515100
FLORIDA03010
FOXBOROUGH0.32095
FRAMINGHAM1.34989
FRANKLIN0.320911
FREETOWN0.32093
GARDNER1.34927
GEORGETOWN0.22522
GILL1.3492
GLOUCESTER1.16633
GOSHEN0.9891
GOSNOLD03010
GRAFTON0.32095
GRANBY0.61494
GRANVILLE03010
GREAT BARRINGTON0.81046
GREENFIELD1.63228
GROTON0.41874
GROVELAND0.32092
HADLEY0.22521
HALIFAX0.41873
HAMILTON03010
HAMPDEN1.2586
HANCOCK03010
HANOVER0.61498
HANSON0.41874
HARDWICK0.71252
HARVARD0.22521
HARWICH0.98911
HATFIELD0.32091
HAVERHILL1.923116
HAWLEY03010
HEATH1.4431
HINGHAM0.22524
HINSDALE1782
HOLBROOK1.25813
HOLDEN0.41877
HOLLAND03010
HOLLISTON0.71259
HOLYOKE5.52219
HOPEDALE0.22521
HOPKINTON0.22523
HUBBARDSTON0.51682
HUDSON0.41877
HULL0.9899
HUNTINGTON2.8106
IPSWICH0.51686
KINGSTON0.71259
LAKEVILLE0.32093
LANCASTER0.12871
LANESBOROUGH1783
LAWRENCE4.93372
LEE1.5389
LEICESTER0.61497
LENOX0.41872
LEOMINSTER1.34951
LEVERETT03010
LEXINGTON0.12874
LEYDEN03010
LINCOLN0.61494
LITTLETON0.22522
LONGMEADOW0.12871
LOWELL2.515271
LUDLOW0.712515
LUNENBURG0.41874
LYNN3.66322
LYNNFIELD0.22522
MALDEN1.63294
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA0.41872
MANSFIELD0.32096
MARBLEHEAD0.32096
MARION0.22521
MARLBOROUGH0.810431
MARSHFIELD0.418710
MASHPEE1.25817
MATTAPOISETT0.71254
MAYNARD1.25812
MEDFIELD0.22523
MEDFORD17858
MEDWAY0.810410
MELROSE0.614916
MENDON0.22521
MERRIMAC0.61494
METHUEN1.16651
MIDDLEBOROUGH1.16626
MIDDLEFIELD1.9231
MIDDLETON0.9898
MILFORD0.614916
MILLBURY0.71259
MILLIS0.32092
MILLVILLE03010
MILTON0.418711
MONROE03010
MONSON0.22522
MONTAGUE1.92316
MONTEREY1781
MONTGOMERY03010
MOUNT WASHINGTON03010
NAHANT0.32091
NANTUCKET0.71257
NATICK0.32099
NEEDHAM0.22525
NEW ASHFORD03010
NEW BEDFORD3.18297
NEW BRAINTREE1781
NEWBURY0.81045
NEWBURYPORT0.32096
NEW MARLBOROUGH0.71251
NEW SALEM03010
NEWTON0.225217
NORFOLK03010
NORTH ADAMS2.31832
NORTHAMPTON0.98925
NORTH ANDOVER0.516813
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH0.516815
NORTHBOROUGH0.32094
NORTHBRIDGE0.712511
NORTH BROOKFIELD03010
NORTHFIELD1783
NORTH READING0.41876
NORTON0.51689
NORWELL0.22522
NORWOOD0.516814
OAK BLUFFS0.9894
OAKHAM03010
ORANGE2.21917
ORLEANS0.32092
OTIS0.61491
OXFORD0.810411
PALMER1.63220
PAXTON03010
PEABODY17853
PELHAM03010
PEMBROKE0.810415
PEPPERELL0.81049
PERU03010
PETERSHAM0.81041
PHILLIPSTON1.2582
PITTSFIELD4.34192
PLAINFIELD1.5381
PLAINVILLE0.22522
PLYMOUTH0.98949
PLYMPTON0.71252
PRINCETON0.32091
PROVINCETOWN1.4434
QUINCY1.349117
RANDOLPH1.53849
RAYNHAM0.51687
READING0.32098
REHOBOTH0.32093
REVERE1.923100
RICHMOND03010
ROCHESTER0.22521
ROCKLAND1.34922
ROCKPORT0.71255
ROWE2.5151
ROWLEY0.22521
ROYALSTON0.81041
RUSSELL03010
RUTLAND0.41873
SALEM1.73170
SALISBURY1.63213
SANDISFIELD03010
SANDWICH0.516811
SAUGUS1.44338
SAVOY2.992
SCITUATE0.32095
SEEKONK0.12872
SHARON0.32095
SHEFFIELD0.32091
SHELBURNE0.51681
SHERBORN03010
SHIRLEY1.53811
SHREWSBURY0.22527
SHUTESBURY03010
SOMERSET0.614910
SOMERVILLE1.16686
SOUTHAMPTON0.22521
SOUTHBOROUGH0.12871
SOUTHBRIDGE1.82930
SOUTH HADLEY0.614910
SOUTHWICK0.22522
SPENCER1.16613
SPRINGFIELD6.31968
STERLING0.32092
STOCKBRIDGE0.51681
STONEHAM0.712515
STOUGHTON0.98923
STOW0.32092
STURBRIDGE0.32093
SUDBURY0.12871
SUNDERLAND03010
SUTTON0.22522
SWAMPSCOTT0.98912
SWANSEA0.712511
TAUNTON2.120118
TEMPLETON0.51684
TEWKSBURY0.418712
TISBURY1.5386
TOLLAND03010
TOPSFIELD0.22521
TOWNSEND0.9898
TRURO03010
TYNGSBOROUGH0.61497
TYRINGHAM03010
UPTON0.12871
UXBRIDGE0.32094
WAKEFIELD0.32098
WALES0.51681
WALPOLE0.32097
WALTHAM0.810447
WARE1.25812
WAREHAM1.82940
WARREN0.81044
WARWICK03010
WASHINGTON1.9231
WATERTOWN0.32099
WAYLAND0.22522
WEBSTER1.92332
WELLESLEY03011
WELLFLEET03010
WENDELL1.2581
WENHAM0.22521
WESTBOROUGH0.22524
WEST BOYLSTON0.12871
WEST BRIDGEWATER0.71255
WEST BROOKFIELD0.32091
WESTFIELD0.810431
WESTFORD0.22524
WESTHAMPTON03010
WESTMINSTER0.71255
WEST NEWBURY0.71253
WESTON0.12871
WESTPORT0.810413
WEST SPRINGFIELD1.16632
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.81041
WEST TISBURY0.41871
WESTWOOD03010
WEYMOUTH17854
WHATELY03010
WHITMAN0.32095
WILBRAHAM0.22523
WILLIAMSBURG0.41871
WILLIAMSTOWN0.32092
WILMINGTON0.41879
WINCHENDON1.16611
WINCHESTER0.12872
WINDSOR1.1661
WINTHROP0.98916
WOBURN17840
WORCESTER2.713487
WORTHINGTON03010
WRENTHAM0.51686
YARMOUTH17824
SOURCE: Mass. Department of Correction