Snapshot: Births per 1,000 residents, 2009

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Sept. 29, 2011
Lawrence, Chelsea, Malden, and Lynn had the most births per 1,000 residents, according to data from the Department of Public Health, for 2009. The communities had more than 17 births per 1,000 people.
CommunityBirths per 1,000 residents, 2009RankBirths
ABINGTON12.061201
ACTON8.4195179
ACUSHNET8.718590
ADAMS7.623663
AGAWAM6.9263197
ALFORD0.03480
AMESBURY12.645210
AMHERST4.3334156
ANDOVER8.1212273
AQUINNAH8.12113
ARLINGTON14.912621
ASHBURNHAM7.623746
ASHBY8.718427
ASHFIELD5.531610
ASHLAND14.613225
ATHOL11.378134
ATTLEBORO13.037567
AUBURN9.1160150
AVON11.28149
AYER14.018110
BARNSTABLE9.0167417
BARRE10.311358
BECKET7.822814
BEDFORD10.898149
BELCHERTOWN8.7181123
BELLINGHAM12.743202
BELMONT11.963282
BERKLEY9.215260
BERLIN6.428219
BERNARDSTON4.932411
BEVERLY12.058476
BILLERICA11.573457
BLACKSTONE9.913196
BLANDFORD5.43197
BOLTON9.115942
BOSTON12.4527,976
BOURNE9.9129192
BOXBOROUGH7.523939
BOXFORD5.132342
BOYLSTON8.718238
BRAINTREE12.059424
BREWSTER6.627666
BRIDGEWATER6.3289171
BRIMFIELD6.826626
BROCKTON15.891,474
BROOKFIELD9.713333
BROOKLINE12.060676
BUCKLAND6.029912
BURLINGTON12.450319
CAMBRIDGE11.6681,266
CANTON10.5109234
CARLISLE4.533222
CARVER10.0126120
CHARLEMONT8.718612
CHARLTON10.7102135
CHATHAM4.333529
CHELMSFORD9.6136328
CHELSEA18.72702
CHESHIRE7.026223
CHESTER10.710114
CHESTERFIELD6.32888
CHICOPEE11.572643
CHILMARK6.72716
CLARKSBURG5.63149
CLINTON11.867167
COHASSET7.723457
COLRAIN5.930311
CONCORD7.2253126
CONWAY4.23368
CUMMINGTON10.311710
DALTON6.129540
DANVERS9.2155251
DARTMOUTH6.2293212
DEDHAM10.7100266
DEERFIELD10.012547
DENNIS8.8175136
DIGHTON8.619158
DOUGLAS12.548101
DOVER5.431831
DRACUT11.087325
DUDLEY8.419794
DUNSTABLE7.723326
DUXBURY6.328791
EAST BRIDGEWATER9.6135136
EAST BROOKFIELD11.08923
EASTHAM6.029833
EASTHAMPTON9.6140156
EAST LONGMEADOW8.5194135
EASTON9.2156212
EDGARTOWN9.115837
EGREMONT6.72729
ERVING11.09117
ESSEX9.613932
EVERETT16.36626
FAIRHAVEN8.5192137
FALL RIVER13.2321,202
FALMOUTH7.8223257
FITCHBURG13.919586
FLORIDA5.93044
FOXBOROUGH8.1210139
FRAMINGHAM14.515976
FRANKLIN9.4149302
FREETOWN8.320275
GARDNER11.474240
GEORGETOWN10.012787
GILL6.42819
GLOUCESTER8.7179266
GOSHEN9.41509
GOSNOLD0.03480
GRAFTON12.256217
GRANBY4.632829
GRANVILLE6.727311
GREAT BARRINGTON6.329246
GREENFIELD11.475200
GROTON8.121687
GROVELAND7.424155
HADLEY6.129629
HALIFAX8.220464
HAMILTON11.08891
HAMPDEN6.528035
HANCOCK4.03395
HANOVER9.4146133
HANSON10.1124102
HARDWICK8.220322
HARVARD4.533128
HARWICH7.324390
HATFIELD4.632915
HAVERHILL14.514895
HAWLEY8.91713
HEATH8.81767
HINGHAM10.2121238
HINSDALE4.73269
HOLBROOK10.2119110
HOLDEN9.5145167
HOLLAND7.822520
HOLLISTON8.2206116
HOLYOKE16.37653
HOPEDALE8.320052
HOPKINTON9.1162133
HUBBARDSTON8.917040
HUDSON11.183223
HULL7.225180
HUNTINGTON12.54628
IPSWICH7.224897
KINGSTON9.5141119
LAKEVILLE8.121486
LANCASTER9.514367
LANESBOROUGH7.424221
LAWRENCE20.211,426
LEE9.613855
LEICESTER8.121590
LENOX4.932525
LEOMINSTER12.547528
LEVERETT4.53338
LEXINGTON6.7275206
LEYDEN9.91308
LINCOLN6.826759
LITTLETON9.016681
LONGMEADOW6.6278102
LOWELL16.651,736
LUDLOW7.1261157
LUNENBURG8.917490
LYNN17.241,502
LYNNFIELD7.324688
MALDEN17.33973
MANCHESTER5.232027
MANSFIELD10.4111243
MARBLEHEAD7.8224156
MARION5.631329
MARLBOROUGH13.724528
MARSHFIELD9.6137239
MASHPEE8.6187124
MATTAPOISETT6.030139
MAYNARD13.038138
MEDFIELD5.930772
MEDFORD12.449691
MEDWAY8.8177113
MELROSE10.996295
MENDON8.618949
MERRIMAC5.431736
METHUEN12.939574
MIDDLEBOROUGH10.993234
MIDDLEFIELD7.22564
MIDDLETON6.627761
MILFORD13.233365
MILLBURY10.7103145
MILLIS10.610685
MILLVILLE13.52540
MILTON10.1123264
MONROE0.03480
MONSON7.723170
MONTAGUE11.96697
MONTEREY6.32906
MONTGOMERY12.3539
MOUNT WASHINGTON7.42401
NAHANT6.129722
NANTUCKET13.429152
NATICK13.430432
NEEDHAM10.3118298
NEW ASHFORD0.03480
NEW BEDFORD15.0111,363
NEW BRAINTREE3.53404
NEWBURY5.930241
NEWBURYPORT10.2120180
NEW MARLBOROUGH9.912815
NEW SALEM6.32906
NEWTON9.5142806
NORFOLK7.324482
NORTH ADAMS11.477157
NORTHAMPTON7.2249205
NORTH ANDOVER11.185308
NORTH ATTLEBORO10.997302
NORTHBOROUGH8.2205122
NORTHBRIDGE14.117207
NORTH BROOKFIELD9.116146
NORTHFIELD6.328621
NORTH READING10.3115149
NORTON9.1163175
NORWELL8.718090
NORWOOD12.842365
OAK BLUFFS16.2864
OAKHAM4.13378
ORANGE10.89983
ORLEANS2.634416
OTIS7.225410
OXFORD11.280155
PALMER9.2154121
PAXTON6.030029
PEABODY9.4148487
PELHAM7.125910
PEMBROKE9.7134182
PEPPERELL8.7183100
PERU2.43452
PETERSHAM9.016512
PHILLIPSTON7.324713
PITTSFIELD12.255518
PLAINFIELD6.72704
PLAINVILLE10.610588
PLYMOUTH11.186629
PLYMPTON6.826819
PRINCETON7.126025
PROVINCETOWN4.732716
QUINCY13.9201,263
RANDOLPH12.451384
RAYNHAM11.090150
READING11.476268
REHOBOTH8.220894
REVERE13.823712
RICHMOND3.23415
ROCHESTER7.723041
ROCKLAND12.254221
ROCKPORT6.428449
ROWE11.5714
ROWLEY10.311660
ROYALSTON5.23227
RUSSELL11.96521
RUTLAND9.414776
SALEM12.744527
SALISBURY8.419872
SANDISFIELD5.93055
SANDWICH8.2207163
SAUGUS8.3199233
SAVOY1.43471
SCITUATE8.4196154
SEEKONK6.328588
SHARON5.7311102
SHEFFIELD7.922126
SHELBURNE8.917318
SHERBORN4.033817
SHIRLEY7.225858
SHREWSBURY10.994371
SHUTESBURY6.527912
SOMERSET6.8264127
SOMERVILLE13.1361,001
SOUTHAMPTON6.826541
SOUTHBOROUGH7.922077
SOUTHBRIDGE13.427235
SOUTH HADLEY7.7232134
SOUTHWICK8.021778
SPENCER10.5108126
SPRINGFIELD15.7102,445
STERLING7.225056
STOCKBRIDGE4.633010
STONEHAM11.669250
STOUGHTON9.8132265
STOW12.15781
STURBRIDGE10.99297
SUDBURY7.8226138
SUNDERLAND6.129424
SUTTON8.717880
SWAMPSCOTT9.0169126
SWANSEA8.3201134
TAUNTON13.331741
TEMPLETON11.96295
TEWKSBURY9.2157281
TISBURY13.82254
TOLLAND12.9416
TOPSFIELD7.225544
TOWNSEND7.722975
TRURO5.232111
TYNGSBOROUGH8.121397
TYRINGHAM5.93062
UPTON9.514464
UXBRIDGE11.964153
WAKEFIELD10.995275
WALES10.510720
WALPOLE8.5193199
WALTHAM13.426815
WARE11.184110
WAREHAM10.1122216
WARREN11.28259
WARWICK8.02186
WASHINGTON5.53153
WATERTOWN13.428445
WAYLAND7.8227105
WEBSTER13.921234
WELLESLEY7.8222215
WELLFLEET7.225220
WENDELL9.01689
WENHAM5.930828
WESTBOROUGH13.234243
WEST BOYLSTON7.225758
WEST BRIDGEWATER7.324549
WEST BROOKFIELD9.116335
WESTFIELD10.4110440
WESTFORD7.6238171
WESTHAMPTON8.220913
WESTMINSTER6.428348
WEST NEWBURY8.618838
WESTON6.727480
WESTPORT7.7235119
WEST SPRINGFIELD13.235372
WEST STOCKBRIDGE2.83434
WEST TISBURY8.917224
WESTWOOD8.0219114
WEYMOUTH11.570623
WHATELY5.73109
WHITMAN11.379160
WILBRAHAM5.631280
WILLIAMSBURG6.726917
WILLIAMSTOWN5.730946
WILMINGTON10.6104238
WINCHENDON10.4112107
WINCHESTER10.3114222
WINDSOR2.33462
WINTHROP8.6190165
WOBURN12.940504
WORCESTER14.2162,592
WORTHINGTON3.13424
WRENTHAM9.4151105
YARMOUTH9.2153220
SOURCE: Department of Health