SNAPSHOT: MEDIAN AGE OF FEMALES, 2010

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Jan. 12, 2011
Older females in Massachusetts are found on the Cape and in western Massachusetts, according to 2010 median age data from the US Census data. Towns such as Orleans and Chatham have a higher median age, while communities with a higher percentage of college students tend to be younger, such as Amherst, Cambridge, Boston and Somerville.
CommunityFemales median age 2010Rank
ABINGTON40.9286
ACTON42.5228
ACUSHNET44.9137
ADAMS46.1104
AGAWAM46.1104
ALFORD54.58
AMESBURY42.7220
AMHERST21.6351
ANDOVER43.1196
AQUINNAH4773
ARLINGTON43202
ASHBURNHAM41.1279
ASHBY42.2242
ASHFIELD50.326
ASHLAND41283
ATHOL42.2242
ATTLEBORO40.3299
AUBURN45136
AVON45.3129
AYER39.8306
BARNSTABLE48.546
BARRE41.2276
BECKET48.154
BEDFORD45.3129
BELCHERTOWN42251
BELLINGHAM40.9286
BELMONT42.5228
BERKLEY40.2301
BERLIN47.365
BERNARDSTON48.448
BEVERLY41.2276
BILLERICA41.1279
BLACKSTONE40303
BLANDFORD46.1104
BOLTON42.9211
BOSTON31.3348
BOURNE47.365
BOXBOROUGH44.3160
BOXFORD45.3129
BOYLSTON44.4153
BRAINTREE43202
BREWSTER54.76
BRIDGEWATER35.8338
BRIMFIELD44.9137
BROCKTON37.3332
BROOKFIELD44.3160
BROOKLINE34.1341
BUCKLAND47.464
BURLINGTON42.9211
CAMBRIDGE30.5349
CANTON43.5185
CARLISLE46.880
CARVER43.5185
CHARLEMONT46.2100
CHARLTON41.6264
CHATHAM60.52
CHELMSFORD44.4153
CHELSEA32345
CHESHIRE46.493
CHESTER45.8114
CHESTERFIELD4773
CHICOPEE41.6264
CHILMARK51.721
CLARKSBURG46.1104
CLINTON40.8290
COHASSET44.8141
COLRAIN46.687
CONCORD49.334
CONWAY46.977
CUMMINGTON47.365
DALTON46111
DANVERS45.4128
DARTMOUTH42.2242
DEDHAM45.2133
DEERFIELD46.493
DENNIS56.85
DIGHTON42251
DOUGLAS39.3322
DOVER44.7144
DRACUT41.1279
DUDLEY39.5314
DUNSTABLE43.5185
DUXBURY45.6120
EAST BRIDGEWATER41.3273
EAST BROOKFIELD41.7260
EASTHAM57.33
EASTHAMPTON44168
EAST LONGMEADOW46.399
EASTON39.8306
EDGARTOWN45.6120
EGREMONT53.515
ERVING42251
ESSEX44.2166
EVERETT36.7333
FAIRHAVEN4773
FALL RIVER39.5314
FALMOUTH51.920
FITCHBURG35.9337
FLORIDA42.8216
FOXBOROUGH42.7220
FRAMINGHAM39.2323
FRANKLIN39.6311
FREETOWN43.5185
GARDNER41.9254
GEORGETOWN42.6225
GILL47.365
GLOUCESTER47.658
GOSHEN46.880
GOSNOLD5028
GRAFTON39.4318
GRANBY43.9174
GRANVILLE45.6120
GREAT BARRINGTON47.658
GREENFIELD44.7144
GROTON42.9211
GROVELAND44.3160
HADLEY4856
HALIFAX43.8177
HAMILTON42.2242
HAMPDEN47.857
HANCOCK46.880
HANOVER43202
HANSON41.4270
HARDWICK40.7291
HARVARD46.2100
HARWICH54.311
HATFIELD49.136
HAVERHILL39.8306
HAWLEY49.531
HEATH49.929
HINGHAM46.1104
HINSDALE46.784
HOLBROOK42.5228
HOLDEN43.1196
HOLLAND42.4232
HOLLISTON43.8177
HOLYOKE36.6335
HOPEDALE43202
HOPKINTON40.9286
HUBBARDSTON41.3273
HUDSON42.3236
HULL48.448
HUNTINGTON42.8216
IPSWICH47.563
KINGSTON43.6182
LAKEVILLE42.8216
LANCASTER43.1196
LANESBOROUGH46.493
LAWRENCE31.9346
LEE46.784
LEICESTER41.2276
LENOX53.913
LEOMINSTER41.5269
LEVERETT49.531
LEXINGTON46.493
LEYDEN50.127
LINCOLN44168
LITTLETON43.7181
LONGMEADOW46.2100
LOWELL33.7343
LUDLOW45.2133
LUNENBURG44.5150
LYNN36.2336
LYNNFIELD45.5125
MALDEN37.5330
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA48.250
MANSFIELD39.6311
MARBLEHEAD46.687
MARION47.658
MARLBOROUGH39.9304
MARSHFIELD44168
MASHPEE48.939
MATTAPOISETT48.643
MAYNARD42.2242
MEDFIELD43202
MEDFORD39.4318
MEDWAY41.9254
MELROSE43202
MENDON42.5228
MERRIMAC44.3160
METHUEN40.6292
MIDDLEBOROUGH42.1248
MIDDLEFIELD47.170
MIDDLETON44.5150
MILFORD40.4295
MILLBURY43202
MILLIS43.2193
MILLVILLE38.7327
MILTON43.1196
MONROE48.546
MONSON43.9174
MONTAGUE44.4153
MONTEREY51.422
MONTGOMERY46.493
MOUNT WASHINGTON52.717
NAHANT51.223
NANTUCKET40.4295
NATICK42.3236
NEEDHAM44.3160
NEW ASHFORD4938
NEW BEDFORD38.4329
NEW BRAINTREE43.2193
NEWBURY46.784
NEWBURYPORT47.269
NEW MARLBOROUGH49.630
NEW SALEM46.977
NEWTON41.6264
NORFOLK42.7220
NORTH ADAMS39.9304
NORTHAMPTON38.8325
NORTH ANDOVER41.3273
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH39.6311
NORTHBOROUGH43.5185
NORTHBRIDGE40.5294
NORTH BROOKFIELD41.9254
NORTHFIELD45.7115
NORTH READING42.7220
NORTON38.6328
NORWELL44.6148
NORWOOD43.3192
OAK BLUFFS46.1104
OAKHAM43.8177
ORANGE42.7220
ORLEANS61.41
OTIS48.939
OXFORD41.4270
PALMER43.6182
PAXTON40.4295
PEABODY46.589
PELHAM49.433
PEMBROKE41.7260
PEPPERELL42.3236
PERU44.5150
PETERSHAM49.136
PHILLIPSTON42.6225
PITTSFIELD44168
PLAINFIELD48.643
PLAINVILLE41.6264
PLYMOUTH43.1196
PLYMPTON44.7144
PRINCETON46.880
PROVINCETOWN54.410
QUINCY40.6292
RANDOLPH41.6264
RAYNHAM42.4232
READING43202
REHOBOTH44168
REVERE39.4318
RICHMOND52.319
ROCHESTER44168
ROCKLAND41.7260
ROCKPORT52.618
ROWE48.250
ROWLEY43.8177
ROYALSTON44.4153
RUSSELL40.2301
RUTLAND39.4318
SALEM38.8325
SALISBURY45.7115
SANDISFIELD49.334
SANDWICH45.7115
SAUGUS45.3129
SAVOY44.7144
SCITUATE46111
SEEKONK44.4153
SHARON43.4191
SHEFFIELD48.939
SHELBURNE50.925
SHERBORN45.6120
SHIRLEY42.1248
SHREWSBURY41283
SHUTESBURY46.2100
SOMERSET47.170
SOMERVILLE31.4347
SOUTHAMPTON44.8141
SOUTHBOROUGH42.2242
SOUTHBRIDGE39.5314
SOUTH HADLEY37.5330
SOUTHWICK44.4153
SPENCER42.9211
SPRINGFIELD34.1341
STERLING44.8141
STOCKBRIDGE54.67
STONEHAM45.7115
STOUGHTON44.4153
STOW44.1167
STURBRIDGE42.6225
SUDBURY42.9211
SUNDERLAND33.1344
SUTTON42.4232
SWAMPSCOTT46.589
SWANSEA45.7115
TAUNTON40.3299
TEMPLETON41.1279
TEWKSBURY43.9174
TISBURY46.493
TOLLAND45.5125
TOPSFIELD46.589
TOWNSEND42.3236
TRURO54.311
TYNGSBOROUGH41283
TYRINGHAM574
UPTON41.8259
UXBRIDGE41.9254
WAKEFIELD43202
WALES42.8216
WALPOLE43.2193
WALTHAM35.2339
WARE42.4232
WAREHAM45.6120
WARREN40.4295
WARWICK47.658
WASHINGTON48.643
WATERTOWN39.8306
WAYLAND46.1104
WEBSTER42.1248
WELLESLEY36.7333
WELLFLEET54.58
WENDELL48.250
WENHAM24.4350
WESTBOROUGH40.9286
WEST BOYLSTON47.658
WEST BRIDGEWATER44.9137
WEST BROOKFIELD48.250
WESTFIELD39.7310
WESTFORD42.3236
WESTHAMPTON45.9113
WESTMINSTER43.5185
WEST NEWBURY45.5125
WESTON44.9137
WESTPORT46.589
WEST SPRINGFIELD41.7260
WEST STOCKBRIDGE5316
WEST TISBURY4773
WESTWOOD44.6148
WEYMOUTH43.1196
WHATELY48.842
WHITMAN39.2323
WILBRAHAM46.977
WILLIAMSBURG48.154
WILLIAMSTOWN41.4270
WILMINGTON41.9254
WINCHENDON39.5314
WINCHESTER43.6182
WINDSOR47.170
WINTHROP45.2133
WOBURN42.3236
WORCESTER34.7340
WORTHINGTON5124
WRENTHAM44.3160
YARMOUTH53.814
SOURCE: US Census