snapshot: state aid as percent of town budget

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Dec. 13, 2012
Cities dominate the list of communities that receive the largest portion of their budget from state aid. Lawrence, Springfield, and Lynn get more than 50 percent of their budget from the state. Small communities tend to receive small slices from the state. The data, from the Department of Revenue, is for fiscal 2012.
CommunityState aid as percent of budgetRankState aidTotal budget
ABINGTON19.494$9,108,329 $46,934,186
ACTON8.7211$7,465,035 $85,484,020
ACUSHNET26.858$7,434,966 $27,701,330
ADAMS15.1132$1,968,161 $13,056,942
AGAWAM26.359$22,122,843 $84,000,551
ALFORD0.9348$12,626 $1,419,388
AMESBURY20.585$11,680,379 $57,004,211
AMHERST17.4108$13,104,161 $75,179,228
ANDOVER7.1250$10,265,154 $144,409,829
AQUINNAH0.1350$4,504 $3,733,150
ARLINGTON11.8162$15,951,828 $135,505,943
ASHBURNHAM4.8295$727,877 $15,029,838
ASHBY7.7236$465,013 $6,058,980
ASHFIELD6.3268$251,747 $4,009,914
ASHLAND11.2171$6,482,180 $57,718,026
ATHOL12160$2,294,094 $19,062,878
ATTLEBORO31.241$38,693,793 $124,042,889
AUBURN16.1119$8,158,765 $50,612,494
AVON11.3170$2,474,143 $21,865,180
AYER3.8315$1,009,320 $26,712,735
BARNSTABLE8.2225$14,081,183 $172,626,876
BARRE8.6218$858,969 $9,995,948
BECKET4.1310$248,141 $6,099,618
BEDFORD6.6263$5,057,502 $77,236,238
BELCHERTOWN37.926$17,208,833 $45,363,743
BELLINGHAM22.673$12,060,899 $53,403,122
BELMONT7.8234$7,838,721 $99,962,703
BERKLEY30.743$5,384,995 $17,534,907
BERLIN7.1251$777,233 $10,941,017
BERNARDSTON6.3269$272,456 $4,352,401
BEVERLY11.1174$12,984,474 $117,267,968
BILLERICA16.5116$23,193,272 $140,697,267
BLACKSTONE6271$1,248,986 $20,993,783
BLANDFORD5293$175,444 $3,504,540
BOLTON3.2324$619,878 $19,618,800
BOSTON16120$389,124,033 $2,437,477,169
BOURNE11.3169$7,310,570 $64,518,741
BOXBOROUGH9.6196$1,990,036 $20,724,915
BOXFORD8.7215$2,440,702 $28,179,874
BOYLSTON6.3270$814,661 $13,025,700
BRAINTREE14.5138$17,130,747 $118,326,331
BREWSTER5.7278$2,304,938 $40,537,968
BRIDGEWATER8230$4,181,402 $52,364,336
BRIMFIELD18.997$1,586,923 $8,413,583
BROCKTON45.812$160,274,035 $350,118,273
BROOKFIELD26.360$2,096,726 $7,982,967
BROOKLINE5.8277$13,383,563 $232,739,180
BUCKLAND7.1252$295,677 $4,181,198
BURLINGTON6.7261$7,752,872 $115,792,243
CAMBRIDGE5.8276$29,752,021 $515,644,508
CANTON7.6238$6,457,147 $84,957,444
CARLISLE4.8298$1,176,243 $24,722,156
CARVER31.938$11,053,723 $34,620,095
CHARLEMONT9.4199$303,294 $3,245,473
CHARLTON4.8296$1,212,654 $25,221,554
CHATHAM8.2225$3,352,690 $41,078,959
CHELMSFORD12.9153$14,852,028 $114,768,879
CHELSEA46.69$61,411,001 $131,720,136
CHESHIRE18.2103$898,324 $4,943,037
CHESTER10.3180$307,211 $2,998,605
CHESTERFIELD9.1204$301,799 $3,326,554
CHICOPEE3921$66,340,163 $170,051,191
CHILMARK0.1351$7,791 $8,573,077
CLARKSBURG53.84$2,178,253 $4,049,671
CLINTON38.125$14,771,281 $38,742,672
COHASSET4.8298$2,111,022 $44,363,124
COLRAIN8.1227$288,994 $3,555,165
CONCORD4.8296$4,036,918 $83,856,408
CONWAY17.2110$940,008 $5,466,108
CUMMINGTON10.2181$211,947 $2,084,228
DALTON8.2224$1,193,432 $14,509,060
DANVERS7.7235$7,587,770 $98,677,030
DARTMOUTH16.3118$13,781,915 $84,369,799
DEDHAM6.6262$6,474,585 $98,002,126
DEERFIELD14.2141$1,935,032 $13,621,991
DENNIS1.3347$658,619 $50,657,911
DIGHTON4.3307$704,712 $16,538,148
DOUGLAS38.324$10,297,864 $26,864,423
DOVER4.5302$1,404,173 $31,176,914
DRACUT29.649$22,623,016 $76,553,880
DUDLEY9.7191$1,535,025 $15,805,448
DUNSTABLE2.7330$217,385 $8,089,467
DUXBURY8229$5,344,401 $66,755,276
EAST BRIDGEWATER27.755$12,285,133 $44,424,397
EAST BROOKFIELD7.4245$321,272 $4,337,708
EASTHAM2.1340$482,808 $23,193,944
EASTHAMPTON27.754$10,552,180 $38,068,095
EAST LONGMEADOW20.487$11,259,260 $55,253,518
EASTON17.4106$12,300,307 $70,514,890
EDGARTOWN5.7282$1,863,312 $32,954,537
EGREMONT5.8275$239,838 $4,130,628
ERVING11.6166$1,176,628 $10,126,106
ESSEX1.5344$230,301 $15,216,996
EVERETT33.736$52,684,319 $156,207,076
FAIRHAVEN22.176$10,866,371 $49,119,106
FALL RIVER48.47$121,756,509 $251,507,699
FALMOUTH7.6240$9,102,961 $120,427,988
FITCHBURG43.914$52,266,521 $118,994,648
FLORIDA20.683$628,496 $3,046,844
FOXBOROUGH15.7124$9,905,525 $63,205,053
FRAMINGHAM13.4148$33,928,326 $253,095,954
FRANKLIN28.751$30,857,483 $107,668,120
FREETOWN9.1204$1,896,078 $20,915,904
GARDNER40.716$23,845,212 $58,612,975
GEORGETOWN22.374$6,058,490 $27,188,579
GILL7.5243$216,801 $2,896,300
GLOUCESTER11.8162$12,285,141 $104,345,683
GOSHEN7254$198,496 $2,825,079
GOSNOLD3326$41,400 $1,387,149
GRAFTON20.486$10,028,089 $49,112,388
GRANBY30.645$6,067,988 $19,838,066
GRANVILLE30.446$1,410,643 $4,643,529
GREAT BARRINGTON3.8317$900,714 $24,045,234
GREENFIELD31.439$16,818,772 $53,500,721
GROTON2.2337$714,997 $32,518,409
GROVELAND5.4286$777,544 $14,334,420
HADLEY10.6178$1,732,254 $16,384,319
HALIFAX18.6100$3,762,678 $20,286,023
HAMILTON2.6332$690,155 $26,815,296
HAMPDEN5291$573,941 $11,386,513
HANCOCK19.892$350,901 $1,772,128
HANOVER15.8122$8,685,129 $54,974,075
HANSON5.5284$1,146,774 $20,683,177
HARDWICK9.2200$460,229 $5,002,678
HARVARD13.9144$3,290,656 $23,598,073
HARWICH7.3249$4,281,760 $59,092,290
HATFIELD17.6105$1,754,868 $9,991,883
HAVERHILL28.152$48,570,196 $173,072,067
HAWLEY9.6194$101,501 $1,052,402
HEATH4311$81,457 $2,022,071
HINGHAM10.1185$8,906,163 $88,586,788
HINSDALE6.8257$323,632 $4,734,450
HOLBROOK17.4106$6,013,176 $34,487,937
HOLDEN7.6241$3,572,430 $47,340,088
HOLLAND19.196$1,220,437 $6,401,683
HOLLISTON19.295$10,825,159 $56,487,308
HOLYOKE535$76,970,747 $145,254,482
HOPEDALE35.733$8,097,335 $22,682,840
HOPKINTON13.3151$8,802,840 $66,179,397
HUBBARDSTON5.6283$443,105 $7,876,634
HUDSON18.699$12,518,929 $67,373,845
HULL15.4126$5,696,955 $37,113,652
HUNTINGTON12.6156$547,987 $4,362,622
IPSWICH14.2142$6,504,907 $45,852,452
KINGSTON13.7145$6,265,273 $45,842,716
LAKEVILLE4312$868,558 $21,663,282
LANCASTER5.5285$947,830 $17,385,985
LANESBOROUGH17.4109$1,757,209 $10,087,108
LAWRENCE66.21$170,778,949 $257,945,456
LEE17.1111$3,818,696 $22,279,710
LEICESTER44.813$11,942,016 $26,643,152
LENOX16.5115$3,969,114 $24,072,152
LEOMINSTER38.722$47,994,040 $124,111,551
LEVERETT9.7192$612,183 $6,337,113
LEXINGTON4.5303$8,441,625 $187,909,591
LEYDEN5.4287$88,317 $1,638,128
LINCOLN4.6301$1,589,481 $34,627,199
LITTLETON14.6136$5,631,129 $38,674,675
LONGMEADOW9.6195$5,612,273 $58,417,245
LOWELL48.18$154,454,498 $321,111,145
LUDLOW30.347$17,633,207 $58,299,022
LUNENBURG21.978$6,495,447 $29,631,259
LYNN54.93$143,007,626 $260,556,425
LYNNFIELD10.9175$4,744,600 $43,364,145
MALDEN37.127$62,957,478 $169,542,572
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA0.7349$193,495 $26,466,302
MANSFIELD25.562$21,720,360 $85,265,692
MARBLEHEAD7.9232$6,044,993 $76,752,907
MARION2.8328$667,865 $23,748,149
MARLBOROUGH15.2129$20,151,001 $132,607,452
MARSHFIELD19.991$16,864,134 $84,643,595
MASHPEE11.6167$6,257,326 $54,080,834
MATTAPOISETT4313$1,041,639 $26,245,159
MAYNARD15.5125$5,899,133 $38,080,587
MEDFIELD13.6147$7,168,107 $52,636,740
MEDFORD16.8114$24,685,377 $147,344,257
MEDWAY23.272$11,282,497 $48,715,155
MELROSE15.3128$12,493,103 $81,657,423
MENDON2.6332$386,653 $15,039,554
MERRIMAC7.5242$1,160,037 $15,440,050
METHUEN35.932$48,625,847 $135,428,563
MIDDLEBOROUGH30.644$21,068,962 $68,771,253
MIDDLEFIELD8.5222$117,194 $1,375,785
MIDDLETON8.7212$2,359,690 $27,051,043
MILFORD23.771$19,897,196 $84,107,985
MILLBURY22.375$8,203,289 $36,874,889
MILLIS20.388$5,447,866 $26,886,192
MILLVILLE8228$410,608 $5,113,633
MILTON9.7193$8,841,827 $91,600,313
MONROE14.1143$103,390 $731,385
MONSON40.318$10,212,383 $25,374,127
MONTAGUE7.3248$1,391,088 $19,171,784
MONTEREY8.5221$293,255 $3,439,930
MONTGOMERY5291$97,939 $1,944,577
MOUNT WASHINGTON23.869$283,789 $1,191,620
NAHANT6.4266$772,802 $12,117,778
NANTUCKET1.5346$1,616,838 $108,229,933
NATICK8.8210$11,509,427 $131,040,458
NEEDHAM6.8259$9,323,654 $136,707,000
NEW ASHFORD35.931$251,139 $698,763
NEW BEDFORD46.310$137,421,703 $296,641,777
NEW BRAINTREE8231$167,995 $2,104,727
NEWBURY7.4244$1,335,150 $18,004,073
NEWBURYPORT10.4179$6,873,112 $66,223,196
NEW MARLBOROUGH2.2338$98,607 $4,546,424
NEW SALEM5.7278$146,675 $2,579,859
NEWTON5.1289$18,600,319 $361,603,797
NORFOLK13.1152$4,490,175 $34,396,409
NORTH ADAMS46.111$18,493,993 $40,093,739
NORTHAMPTON16.9113$16,121,189 $95,370,226
NORTH ANDOVER9.5197$8,606,994 $90,488,873
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH27.257$23,615,134 $86,862,293
NORTHBOROUGH9.2201$4,821,262 $52,558,749
NORTHBRIDGE40.417$18,134,954 $44,851,830
NORTH BROOKFIELD36.529$5,111,842 $13,990,635
NORTHFIELD4.7300$353,914 $7,488,299
NORTH READING14.4140$8,244,900 $57,300,687
NORTON27.356$14,522,373 $53,203,055
NORWELL10187$4,604,425 $46,081,358
NORWOOD5.7278$8,790,182 $154,414,440
OAK BLUFFS6.8260$1,863,277 $27,494,628
OAKHAM7.3247$236,471 $3,252,690
ORANGE36.230$7,013,764 $19,394,092
ORLEANS1.5343$458,543 $29,768,954
OTIS3.1325$159,306 $5,139,956
OXFORD32.237$12,695,709 $39,450,585
PALMER38.623$12,354,008 $32,047,765
PAXTON7.6239$884,001 $11,653,864
PEABODY16.4117$24,752,749 $150,520,557
PELHAM15.2130$788,513 $5,204,210
PEMBROKE26.161$14,837,919 $56,827,292
PEPPERELL5.1289$1,249,569 $24,300,042
PERU11.8164$228,941 $1,948,004
PETERSHAM25.163$965,927 $3,855,166
PHILLIPSTON5.7281$200,502 $3,527,089
PITTSFIELD35.634$48,470,677 $136,285,260
PLAINFIELD7.4246$118,862 $1,610,028
PLAINVILLE17112$4,557,618 $26,831,516
PLYMOUTH15.7123$29,211,074 $185,753,002
PLYMPTON9.7190$794,190 $8,164,178
PRINCETON4.4306$404,819 $9,258,419
PROVINCETOWN2.3334$706,355 $30,136,690
QUINCY13.3149$39,261,450 $294,437,893
RANDOLPH2089$17,638,112 $88,304,632
RAYNHAM3.2323$1,186,457 $37,088,953
READING14.4139$12,811,531 $88,769,086
REHOBOTH4.9294$1,060,758 $21,737,489
REVERE34.535$50,673,581 $147,037,351
RICHMOND14.6136$840,480 $5,773,474
ROCHESTER11.7165$2,126,375 $18,135,736
ROCKLAND24.864$12,542,737 $50,684,439
ROCKPORT8.7214$2,557,420 $29,478,496
ROWE4.4305$186,307 $4,247,215
ROWLEY3.4319$528,094 $15,703,641
ROYALSTON11.1172$236,257 $2,125,735
RUSSELL7.9232$390,759 $4,955,906
RUTLAND9.9189$1,745,446 $17,705,321
SALEM21.481$28,538,962 $133,463,816
SALISBURY3.9314$923,657 $23,762,122
SANDISFIELD3.3320$103,114 $3,105,778
SANDWICH14.6135$10,236,180 $69,914,188
SAUGUS10186$7,914,559 $79,049,827
SAVOY36.828$760,912 $2,070,304
SCITUATE9.1206$6,541,049 $72,181,467
SEEKONK14.8134$6,785,034 $45,915,599
SHARON13.6146$9,812,859 $71,927,849
SHEFFIELD3.3321$306,862 $9,282,680
SHELBURNE6271$236,313 $3,972,955
SHERBORN4.1309$985,668 $24,181,857
SHIRLEY8.7213$1,161,047 $13,334,183
SHREWSBURY23.968$24,893,298 $104,377,204
SHUTESBURY15.3127$912,113 $5,947,316
SOMERSET9.1202$5,647,615 $62,120,410
SOMERVILLE2182$45,100,309 $215,010,417
SOUTHAMPTON21.879$3,549,630 $16,292,440
SOUTHBOROUGH11.5168$5,344,645 $46,692,402
SOUTHBRIDGE40.119$21,418,109 $53,471,097
SOUTH HADLEY29.250$12,465,769 $42,711,520
SOUTHWICK5.3288$1,121,121 $21,256,843
SPENCER10.2182$1,995,192 $19,655,535
SPRINGFIELD55.72$327,172,553 $587,699,525
STERLING7.7236$1,654,890 $21,568,114
STOCKBRIDGE1.5345$135,778 $9,055,339
STONEHAM12.4157$8,276,842 $66,836,319
STOUGHTON18.2102$16,262,455 $89,361,980
STOW3.8315$902,342 $23,864,503
STURBRIDGE10.1183$3,176,762 $31,361,970
SUDBURY8.4223$7,091,024 $84,143,828
SUNDERLAND19.693$1,475,363 $7,535,195
SUTTON22.177$6,244,265 $28,289,453
SWAMPSCOTT6.3267$3,687,897 $58,201,105
SWANSEA17.7104$6,534,733 $36,946,873
TAUNTON31.340$56,397,067 $180,166,148
TEMPLETON8.6216$1,285,413 $14,892,497
TEWKSBURY15133$15,177,774 $101,340,016
TISBURY3327$766,390 $25,965,953
TOLLAND6271$80,777 $1,356,576
TOPSFIELD8.9209$2,092,141 $23,457,518
TOWNSEND7255$1,295,868 $18,500,591
TRURO2.6331$443,569 $17,133,154
TYNGSBOROUGH23.770$8,493,319 $35,883,474
TYRINGHAM4.4304$61,417 $1,397,349
UPTON2.8329$567,440 $20,658,129
UXBRIDGE27.853$11,541,273 $41,452,372
WAKEFIELD10.8176$8,759,563 $80,895,683
WALES24.465$971,637 $3,982,106
WALPOLE11.9161$9,572,896 $80,495,651
WALTHAM6.8258$15,091,163 $220,823,508
WARE39.720$11,077,919 $27,898,516
WAREHAM2467$14,517,285 $60,624,438
WARREN9.1206$797,546 $8,806,623
WARWICK11.1173$221,234 $1,994,548
WASHINGTON12.4158$168,778 $1,364,216
WATERTOWN8.5220$9,644,420 $112,953,942
WAYLAND5.8274$4,394,008 $75,546,931
WEBSTER29.648$11,932,773 $40,257,044
WELLESLEY6.5265$9,270,043 $143,434,060
WELLFLEET2.3336$429,723 $18,829,476
WENDELL10.7177$290,779 $2,717,734
WENHAM2.3335$365,534 $15,910,791
WESTBOROUGH10188$9,344,164 $93,689,488
WEST BOYLSTON18.5101$4,784,889 $25,875,250
WEST BRIDGEWATER15.2130$3,998,716 $26,392,505
WEST BROOKFIELD8.9208$660,569 $7,390,915
WESTFIELD31.142$41,494,604 $133,624,847
WESTFORD2089$19,412,429 $97,191,299
WESTHAMPTON13.3150$615,895 $4,626,350
WESTMINSTER3.6318$779,259 $21,895,256
WEST NEWBURY2.2339$309,653 $14,424,229
WESTON4.2308$3,624,442 $86,677,292
WESTPORT18.698$6,149,282 $33,032,644
WEST SPRINGFIELD24.166$23,339,890 $96,793,375
WEST STOCKBRIDGE2341$96,071 $4,876,571
WEST TISBURY7256$1,129,787 $16,177,225
WESTWOOD10.1184$7,295,530 $72,296,696
WEYMOUTH21.780$33,328,855 $153,301,759
WHATELY12.6155$668,868 $5,298,583
WHITMAN7253$2,187,071 $31,056,113
WILBRAHAM3.3321$1,278,340 $38,673,593
WILLIAMSBURG12.1159$816,501 $6,778,370
WILLIAMSTOWN9.4198$2,025,317 $21,475,358
WILMINGTON16121$12,548,230 $78,686,531
WINCHENDON496$13,902,153 $28,359,222
WINCHESTER8.6219$8,201,972 $95,889,752
WINDSOR9.1203$196,595 $2,164,412
WINTHROP20.684$9,523,001 $46,218,345
WOBURN8.6217$11,549,903 $134,177,972
WORCESTER43.215$257,686,078 $596,606,133
WORTHINGTON6.5264$204,494 $3,146,172
WRENTHAM12.8154$4,668,474 $36,345,276
YARMOUTH1.8342$1,375,234 $78,546,624
SOURCE: Department of Revenue