Snapshot: % budget spend on culture and rec, 2010

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Sept. 8, 2011
The percent of money each town budgets for culture and recreation is broken out by the Department of Revenue. Truro, Brewster, and Chilmark were among the leaders in fiscal 2010.
Municipality% budget spent on culture & rec, fy2010Rank
ABINGTON1.3243
ACUSHNET1.2255
ADAMS4.711
AGAWAM1.4208
ALFORD0.1334
AMESBURY1.7166
AMHERST4.414
ANDOVER3.918
ARLINGTON333
ASHBURNHAM1.2252
ASHBY1.4220
ASHFIELD1.2246
ASHLAND0.6313
ATHOL3.522
ATTLEBORO2.759
AUBURN2.1112
AVON2.386
AYER2.574
BARNSTABLE2.571
BARRE1.8149
BECKET1.2256
BEDFORD1.9142
BELCHERTOWN1.7170
BELLINGHAM1.5199
BELMONT4.115
BERKLEY0.7307
BERLIN1.3230
BERNARDSTON1.4217
BEVERLY3.523
BILLERICA1.4210
BLACKSTONE2.570
BOLTON1.7160
BOSTON2.1114
BOURNE1.6180
BOXBOROUGH1.8148
BOXFORD1.5207
BOYLSTON1.4215
BRAINTREE2.388
BREWSTER7.62
BRIDGEWATER0.7312
BRIMFIELD2.481
BROCKTON0.8303
BROOKFIELD1.7168
BROOKLINE3.127
BUCKLAND1.7161
BURLINGTON332
CAMBRIDGE4.116
CANTON2.385
CARLISLE2.850
CARVER1.1260
CHARLEMONT0.8301
CHARLTON1.9128
CHATHAM4.513
CHELMSFORD1.6185
CHELSEA0.3329
CHESHIRE0.6316
CHESTERFIELD1.1267
CHICOPEE2.663
CHILMARK7.53
CLINTON1.6189
COHASSET1.9138
COLRAIN1.5206
CONCORD2.846
CONWAY0.4326
CUMMINGTON0.5320
DALTON1.8147
DANVERS2.568
DARTMOUTH1.7173
DEDHAM2.482
DEERFIELD1.8152
DENNIS6.16
DIGHTON1.5198
DOUGLAS1276
DOVER2.849
DRACUT1.6192
DUDLEY1.3225
DUNSTABLE2.1105
DUXBURY3.820
EAST BRIDGEWATER1.2249
EAST BROOKFIELD2.297
EASTHAM337
EASTHAMPTON1.4211
EAST LONGMEADOW1.7165
EASTON0.9288
EDGARTOWN3.129
EGREMONT1.6194
ERVING1.3233
ESSEX0.8304
EVERETT0.8305
FAIRHAVEN2.484
FALL RIVER1.3242
FALMOUTH2.760
FITCHBURG0.8299
FOXBOROUGH2123
FRAMINGHAM331
FRANKLIN1.3231
FREETOWN0.5321
GARDNER2.387
GAY HEAD6.35
GEORGETOWN1.6188
GILL0.9289
GLOUCESTER0.9290
GOSHEN0.8302
GOSNOLD0.4324
GRAFTON1.8146
GRANBY0.8297
GRANVILLE0.7306
GREAT BARRINGTON2.479
GREENFIELD2.390
GROTON2.852
GROVELAND1.7177
HADLEY1.4216
HALIFAX2124
HAMILTON3.126
HAMPDEN1.4221
HANCOCK0.3327
HANOVER1.3240
HANSON1.2244
HARDWICK2.392
HARVARD2.757
HARWICH5.57
HATFIELD1.3237
HAVERHILL0.8293
HAWLEY0.1333
HEATH1273
HINGHAM1.9130
HINSDALE2.296
HOLBROOK1.1268
HOLDEN2121
HOLLAND0.7308
HOLLISTON1.1264
HOLYOKE1.2254
HOPEDALE1.6178
HOPKINTON0.7310
HUDSON1.7174
HULL0.3328
HUNTINGTON1.6182
IPSWICH1.8155
KINGSTON2.389
LAKEVILLE1.1265
LANCASTER1.5202
LANESBOROUGH1.3232
LAWRENCE0.8291
LEE2.1111
LEICESTER0.6314
LENOX338
LEOMINSTER1.9129
LEVERETT1.7175
LEXINGTON2.477
LEYDEN1.7167
LINCOLN59
LITTLETON2126
LONGMEADOW2.848
LOWELL1.1259
LUNENBURG1.4214
LYNN0.6315
LYNNFIELD1.6184
MALDEN1.6187
MANCHESTER3.128
MANSFIELD0.9279
MARBLEHEAD2.851
MARION1.3226
MARLBOROUGH1.1261
MARSHFIELD1.1269
MASHPEE1.3229
MATTAPOISETT1.7176
MAYNARD1.8157
MEDFIELD1.9133
MEDWAY1277
MELROSE2.758
MENDON2.569
MERRIMAC2.483
METHUEN1.1263
MIDDLEBOROUGH1.4219
MIDDLEFIELD0.8298
MIDDLETON2122
MILFORD2.2101
MILLBURY1.2251
MILLIS1.5204
MILLVILLE0.9287
MILTON2116
MONROE0.3332
MONSON2.1109
MONTAGUE334
MONTEREY336
MONTGOMERY1.2258
MOUNT WASHINGTON0335
NAHANT2.295
NANTUCKET2.944
NATICK2.566
NEEDHAM1.8150
NEW ASHFORD0336
NEW BEDFORD1.4223
NEW BRAINTREE0.9278
NEWBURY1.8158
NEWBURYPORT2.567
NEW MARLBOROUGH2.2102
NEW SALEM2.1113
NEWTON3.721
NORFOLK1.8156
NORTH ADAMS1.7162
NORTHAMPTON2.2104
NORTH ANDOVER1.2248
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH1.3224
NORTHBOROUGH1.8145
NORTHBRIDGE0.3330
NORTH BROOKFIELD0.9286
NORTHFIELD2.294
NORTH READING1.2253
NORTON0.7309
NORWELL1.9139
NORWOOD2.391
OAK BLUFFS2.761
OAKHAM2.1108
ORANGE1.7169
ORLEANS7.14
OTIS3.225
OXFORD1.2247
PALMER2.942
PAXTON1.9127
PEABODY2.664
PELHAM0.9284
PEMBROKE1.6190
PEPPERELL330
PERU0.5322
PETERSHAM0.5323
PHILLIPSTON0.9282
PITTSFIELD1.3241
PLAINFIELD1.2257
PLAINVILLE0.8292
PLYMOUTH1.5195
PLYMPTON1.6183
PROVINCETOWN2.299
QUINCY2.393
RANDOLPH1.3234
RAYNHAM1.4212
READING2.755
REHOBOTH1272
REVERE0.4325
RICHMOND1.8153
ROCHESTER1.4218
ROCKLAND1.3238
ROCKPORT2.480
ROWLEY1.9143
ROYALSTON3.819
RUSSELL1.5201
RUTLAND1.1266
SALEM1.8154
SALISBURY1.9141
SANDISFIELD0.9283
SANDWICH1.9137
SAUGUS0.9285
SCITUATE2.2103
SEEKONK2.1110
SHARON1.7171
SHEFFIELD1.9140
SHELBURNE2.2100
SHERBORN2.847
SHIRLEY1.4209
SHREWSBURY1.9144
SHUTESBURY0.8294
SOMERSET1.6186
SOMERVILLE1.7172
SOUTHAMPTON0.8295
SOUTHBOROUGH1.3239
SOUTHBRIDGE1274
SOUTH HADLEY2.945
SOUTHWICK2.665
SPENCER2.572
SPRINGFIELD2.753
STERLING2.1106
STOCKBRIDGE2.576
STONEHAM340
STOUGHTON1.8151
STOW1.3227
STURBRIDGE2125
SUDBURY2115
SUNDERLAND1.6191
SUTTON0.5319
SWAMPSCOTT1.2245
SWANSEA1270
TAUNTON1.3235
TEMPLETON0.8296
TEWKSBURY1.6181
TISBURY2.478
TOLLAND1271
TOPSFIELD3.424
TOWNSEND1.1262
TRURO9.21
TYNGSBOROUGH0.9281
TYRINGHAM0.5318
UPTON1.5197
UXBRIDGE1.3228
WAKEFIELD1.9136
WALES1.5196
WALPOLE1.9135
WALTHAM2119
WARE1.4222
WARREN339
WARWICK1.6193
WATERTOWN341
WAYLAND2.573
WELLESLEY2.575
WELLFLEET510
WENDELL1.8159
WENHAM5.38
WESTBOROUGH1.5205
WEST BOYLSTON1.4213
WEST BRIDGEWATER2.762
WEST BROOKFIELD4.612
WESTFIELD1275
WESTFORD2118
WESTHAMPTON1.7163
WESTMINSTER2120
WEST NEWBURY2.754
WESTON1.7164
WESTPORT0.8300
WEST SPRINGFIELD1.9134
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.9280
WEST TISBURY417
WESTWOOD1.9131
WEYMOUTH1.5203
WHATELY1.2250
WHITMAN1.6179
WILBRAHAM2.756
WILLIAMSBURG2.1107
WILLIAMSTOWN2.943
WILMINGTON2.298
WINCHENDON0.7311
WINCHESTER2117
WINDSOR0.3331
WOBURN1.5200
WORCESTER1.9132
WORTHINGTON0.5317
WRENTHAM1.3236
YARMOUTH335