snapshot: educations costs per person, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Aug. 1, 2013
The chart shows how much is spent per resident on education. Leading the way are Sherborn, Rowe, Carlisle, and Dover. All are above $3,000 per resident. Clusters of the top towns are in the MetroWest area and south of Boston. The data, for fiscal 2012, is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityEducation spending per personRank
ABINGTON$1,218228
ACTON$2,33617
ACUSHNET$1,353175
ADAMS$538335
AGAWAM$1,208232
ALFORD$1,046290
AMESBURY$1,63685
AMHERST$917313
ANDOVER$1,89646
AQUINNAH$2,5558
ARLINGTON$1,015300
ASHBURNHAM$1,097274
ASHBY$953307
ASHFIELD$1,261213
ASHLAND$1,441134
ATHOL$317337
ATTLEBORO$1,163251
AUBURN$1,352176
AVON$1,454127
AYER$1,243218
BARNSTABLE$1,347178
BARRE$826324
BECKET$1,296193
BEDFORD$2,41311
BELCHERTOWN$1,546106
BELLINGHAM$1,369166
BELMONT$1,499114
BERKLEY$1,62188
BERLIN$1,75664
BERNARDSTON$1,091275
BEVERLY$1,025295
BILLERICA$1,385156
BLACKSTONE$871318
BLANDFORD$1,290195
BOLTON$2,37114
BOSTON$1,334181
BOURNE$1,110269
BOXBOROUGH$2,36515
BOXFORD$2,14624
BOYLSTON$1,58899
BRAINTREE$1,424143
BREWSTER$1,60193
BRIDGEWATER$896316
BRIMFIELD$1,572100
BROCKTON$1,63984
BROOKFIELD$1,230222
BROOKLINE$1,364169
BUCKLAND$1,014301
BURLINGTON$1,94944
CAMBRIDGE$1,076282
CANTON$1,477117
CARLISLE$3,2463
CARVER$1,88149
CHARLEMONT$1,163252
CHARLTON$834322
CHATHAM$1,570101
CHELMSFORD$1,418146
CHELSEA$1,81758
CHESHIRE$839321
CHESTER$1,284199
CHESTERFIELD$1,363172
CHICOPEE$1,298191
CHILMARKNANA
CLARKSBURG$1,492115
CLINTON$1,279204
COHASSET$2,06632
COLRAIN$1,080280
CommunityEducation spending per personRank
CONCORD$2,4779
CONWAY$1,412147
CUMMINGTON$1,102272
DALTON$1,200237
DANVERS$1,274205
DARTMOUTH$1,088277
DEDHAMNANA
DEERFIELD$1,365167
DENNIS$1,152256
DIGHTON$1,221225
DOUGLAS$1,474119
DOVER$3,0094
DRACUT$1,073283
DUDLEY$585334
DUNSTABLE$1,444132
DUXBURY$1,92145
EAST BRIDGEWATER$1,284200
EAST BROOKFIELD$863320
EASTHAM$1,451129
EASTHAMPTON$921312
EAST LONGMEADOW$1,62587
EASTON$1,432139
EDGARTOWN$2,31219
EGREMONT$1,129263
ERVING$1,60692
ESSEX$2,01037
EVERETT$1,418145
FAIRHAVEN$1,280203
FALL RIVER$977306
FALMOUTH$1,391155
FITCHBURG$1,146258
FLORIDA$1,82357
FOXBOROUGH$1,62089
FRAMINGHAM$1,469122
FRANKLIN$1,67279
FREETOWN$1,140260
GARDNER$1,020297
GEORGETOWN$1,59795
GILL$1,020296
GLOUCESTER$1,035293
GOSHEN$1,204233
GOSNOLDNANA
GRAFTON$1,364170
GRANBY$1,383158
GRANVILLE$1,72771
GREAT BARRINGTON$1,59397
GREENFIELD$930310
GROTON$1,525109
GROVELAND$1,169249
HADLEY$1,026294
HALIFAX$1,371163
HAMILTON$1,99239
HAMPDEN$1,377160
HANCOCK$1,425142
HANOVER$1,74866
HANSON$807326
HARDWICK$727330
HARVARD$1,77562
HARWICH$1,321183
HATFIELDNANA
HAVERHILL$1,113268
HAWLEY$1,154255
HEATH$1,201235
HINGHAM$1,68877
HINSDALENANA
HOLBROOK$1,220226
HOLDEN$1,225224
HOLLAND$1,438135
HOLLISTON$2,04234
HOLYOKE$1,501113
HOPEDALE$1,64183
HOPKINTON$2,24322
HUBBARDSTONNANA
HUDSON$1,76763
HULL$1,244216
HUNTINGTON$1,243217
IPSWICH$1,61291
KINGSTON$1,423144
LAKEVILLE$1,175246
LANCASTER$1,193239
LANESBOROUGH$1,74768
LAWRENCE$1,80660
LEE$1,288197
LEICESTER$1,394153
LENOX$1,64682
LEOMINSTER$1,284198
LEVERETT$1,83156
LEXINGTON$2,31120
LEYDEN$1,295194
LINCOLN$2,07130
LITTLETON$1,74767
LONGMEADOW$1,85453
LOWELL$1,303188
LUDLOW$1,186243
LUNENBURG$1,539108
LYNN$1,174247
LYNNFIELD$1,83755
MALDEN$882317
MANCHESTER$2,38913
MANSFIELD$1,69376
MARBLEHEAD$1,457124
MARION$1,87850
MARLBOROUGH$1,385157
MARSHFIELD$1,62586
MASHPEE$1,435137
MATTAPOISETT$1,85652
MAYNARD$1,400151
MEDFIELD$2,26421
MEDFORDNANA
MEDWAY$1,88848
MELROSE$1,071284
MENDON$1,240219
MERRIMAC$1,081278
METHUEN$1,370164
MIDDLEBOROUGH$1,264211
MIDDLEFIELD$1,147257
MIDDLETON$1,75465
MILFORD$1,394154
MILLBURY$1,382159
MILLIS$1,557103
MILLVILLE$815325
MILTON$1,289196
MONROE$1,402150
MONSON$1,339180
MONTAGUE$980305
MONTEREY$1,117266
MONTGOMERYNANA
MOUNT WASHINGTONNANA
NAHANT$925311
NANTUCKET$2,12725
NATICK$1,455126
NEEDHAM$1,84954
NEW ASHFORD$1,98841
NEW BEDFORD$1,134262
NEW BRAINTREE$1,143259
NEWBURY$1,370165
NEWBURYPORT$1,281202
NEW MARLBOROUGH$1,502112
NEW SALEM$1,365168
NEWTON$1,67180
NORFOLK$1,507110
NORTH ADAMS$1,200236
NORTHAMPTON$1,043291
NORTH ANDOVER$1,312185
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH$1,259214
NORTHBOROUGH$1,99240
NORTHBRIDGE$1,374161
NORTH BROOKFIELD$1,193238
NORTHFIELD$1,356173
NORTH READING$1,66281
NORTON$1,233221
NORWELL$1,89347
NORWOOD$1,557104
OAK BLUFFS$1,99938
OAKHAM$903315
ORANGE$1,203234
ORLEANS$1,313184
OTIS$1,450130
OXFORD$1,191241
PALMER$1,363171
PAXTON$1,104271
PEABODY$1,017298
PELHAM$1,85951
PEMBROKE$1,476118
PEPPERELL$994303
PERU$1,102273
PETERSHAM$1,72672
PHILLIPSTON$950308
PITTSFIELD$1,184244
PLAINFIELD$1,186242
PLAINVILLE$1,465123
PLYMOUTH$1,345179
PLYMPTON$1,59994
PRINCETON$1,474120
PROVINCETOWN$1,058288
QUINCY$915314
RANDOLPH$1,355174
RAYNHAM$1,269207
READING$1,471121
REHOBOTH$1,115267
REVERE$1,156254
RICHMOND$1,95942
ROCHESTER$2,06731
ROCKLAND$1,192240
ROCKPORT$1,456125
ROWE$3,3412
ROWLEY$1,351177
ROYALSTON$448336
RUSSELL$1,110270
RUTLAND$1,046289
SALEM$1,215229
SALISBURY$1,162253
SANDISFIELD$1,398152
SANDWICH$1,452128
SAUGUS$1,081279
SAVOY$1,304187
SCITUATE$1,61490
SEEKONK$1,436136
SHARON$2,05633
SHEFFIELD$1,81459
SHELBURNE$1,004302
SHERBORN$3,5701
SHIRLEY$766328
SHREWSBURY$1,302189
SHUTESBURY$1,78861
SOMERSET$1,502111
SOMERVILLE$665331
SOUTHAMPTON$1,450131
SOUTHBOROUGH$2,44710
SOUTHBRIDGE$1,443133
SOUTH HADLEY$1,088276
SOUTHWICK$865319
SPENCER$662332
SPRINGFIELD$2,11627
STERLINGNANA
STOCKBRIDGE$1,304186
STONEHAM$1,119265
STOUGHTON$1,371162
STOW$2,12026
STURBRIDGE$1,59098
SUDBURY$2,8057
SUNDERLAND$1,064286
SUTTON$1,565102
SWAMPSCOTT$1,73570
SWANSEA$1,174248
TAUNTON$1,213230
TEMPLETONNANA
TEWKSBURY$1,404149
TISBURY$2,35616
TOLLANDNANA
TOPSFIELD$1,95443
TOWNSEND$992304
TRURO$2,04035
TYNGSBOROUGH$1,544107
TYRINGHAM$832323
UPTON$1,283201
UXBRIDGE$1,480116
WAKEFIELD$1,124264
WALES$1,180245
WALPOLE$1,432138
WALTHAM$1,036292
WARE$1,266210
WAREHAM$1,333182
WARREN$635333
WARWICK$1,068285
WASHINGTON$1,137261
WATERTOWN$1,062287
WAYLAND$2,41012
WEBSTERNANA
WELLESLEY$2,09828
WELLFLEET$1,70474
WENDELL$1,219227
WENHAM$1,59496
WESTBOROUGH$2,21823
WEST BOYLSTON$1,273206
WEST BRIDGEWATER$1,431140
WEST BROOKFIELD$795327
WESTFIELD$1,298192
WESTFORD$2,09129
WESTHAMPTON$1,70375
WESTMINSTER$1,262212
WEST NEWBURY$1,301190
WESTON$2,9575
WESTPORT$1,079281
WEST SPRINGFIELD$1,268208
WEST STOCKBRIDGE$2,01736
WEST TISBURY$2,8966
WESTWOOD$2,33018
WEYMOUTH$1,017299
WHATELY$1,73969
WHITMAN$759329
WILBRAHAM$1,425141
WILLIAMSBURG$1,212231
WILLIAMSTOWN$1,236220
WILMINGTON$1,72273
WINCHENDON$1,405148
WINCHESTER$1,67278
WINDSOR$1,248215
WINTHROP$947309
WOBURN$1,267209
WORCESTER$1,230223
WORTHINGTONNANA
WRENTHAM$1,551105
YARMOUTH$1,164250
SOURCE: Department of Revenue