snapshot: saltwater fishing licenses per 1,000 residents

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Jan. 9, 2014
Where do the saltwater fishermen and fisherwomen live? Communities on the South and North shores, plus the islands, have the highest number of saltwater licenses per 1,000 residents. Those communities at the top include Gosnold, Chilmark, and Edgartown. The 2013 data is from the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries. It does not include licenses for minors.
DistrictReadingWritingMathSAT total
ABINGTON25.1402129
ACTON12.2267301
ACUSHNET37.939062
ADAMS5.446343
AGAWAM13.0371288
ALFORD0.00350
AMESBURY29.047292
AMHERST3.4128349
ANDOVER14.6484271
AQUINNAH83.62611
ARLINGTON11.4489304
ASHBURNHAM28.617497
ASHBY25.779121
ASHFIELD18.432218
ASHLAND17.5290235
ATHOL21.7251170
ATTLEBORO23.51023146
AUBURN23.6382142
AVON23.0100153
AYER21.9163166
BARNSTABLE50.3227233
BARRE31.316980
BECKET19.735205
BEDFORD13.9185280
BELCHERTOWN24.8363134
BELLINGHAM28.346299
BELMONT8.7214325
BERKLEY56.336125
BERLIN31.89179
BERNARDSTON15.032265
BEVERLY26.01027116
BILLERICA19.2772207
BLACKSTONE26.5239114
BLANDFORD34.14273
BOLTON24.9122132
BOSTON9.05583321
BOURNE47.393439
BOXBOROUGH20.0100199
BOXFORD26.7213112
BOYLSTON30.813482
BRAINTREE17.8636232
BREWSTER64.363117
BRIDGEWATER24.7655136
BRIMFIELD24.789135
BROCKTON16.81577245
BROOKFIELD26.088117
BROOKLINE5.1298346
BUCKLAND6.813336
BURLINGTON15.3374262
CAMBRIDGE5.7600341
CANTON17.1368243
CARLISLE13.063290
CARVER47.454638
CHARLEMONT12.616295
CHARLTON25.0324131
CHATHAM86.05279
CHELMSFORD17.3585239
CHELSEA14.7516268
CHESHIRE10.835308
CHESTER29.94086
CHESTERFIELD22.127164
CHICOPEE12.8710292
CHILMARK144.31252
CLARKSBURG7.112334
CLINTON17.8242233
COHASSET32.724777
COLRAIN23.940141
CONCORD14.5257272
CONWAY20.639186
CUMMINGTON14.913266
DALTON12.987291
DANVERS23.4621147
DARTMOUTH38.2129961
DEDHAM16.5408253
DEERFIELD18.997213
DENNIS66.694615
DIGHTON53.137630
DOUGLAS31.326581
DOVER17.9100227
DRACUT22.8671156
DUDLEY17.8203229
DUNSTABLE20.164196
DUXBURY40.060256
EAST BRIDGEWATER34.747869
EAST BROOKFIELD24.353139
EASTHAM97.34826
EASTHAMPTON16.3262257
EAST LONGMEADOW13.5212283
EASTON20.5474188
EDGARTOWN137.25583
EGREMONT7.39331
ERVING10.018314
ESSEX61.621621
EVERETT14.2592276
FAIRHAVEN47.976136
FALL RIVER38.3340160
FALMOUTH54.5171726
FITCHBURG14.9599267
FLORIDA5.34344
FOXBOROUGH22.9387154
FRAMINGHAM13.1895286
FRANKLIN20.3642191
FREETOWN37.233065
GARDNER18.5374217
GEORGETOWN30.625083
GILL7.311332
GLOUCESTER60.2173224
GOSHEN19.921201
GOSNOLD213.3161
GRAFTON22.9406155
GRANBY26.9168109
GRANVILLE28.74594
GREAT BARRINGTON8.762324
GREENFIELD8.5148327
GROTON21.0224178
GROVELAND37.524264
HADLEY13.571282
HALIFAX44.033144
HAMILTON33.425975
HAMPDEN25.7132122
HANCOCK9.87317
HANOVER27.9387103
HANSON40.541355
HARDWICK25.175130
HARVARD13.789281
HARWICH64.579016
HATFIELD20.166197
HAVERHILL20.01218200
HAWLEY5.92339
HEATH15.611259
HINGHAM30.066485
HINSDALE17.235240
HOLBROOK21.5232171
HOLDEN24.2419140
HOLLAND28.67196
HOLLISTON20.2274194
HOLYOKE9.1364320
HOPEDALE22.3132159
HOPKINTON20.6307185
HUBBARDSTON36.516067
HUDSON29.656588
HULL38.639758
HUNTINGTON26.658113
IPSWICH47.863037
KINGSTON41.452349
LAKEVILLE41.844347
LANCASTER19.1154208
LANESBOROUGH10.031313
LAWRENCE10.0761315
LEE9.858318
LEICESTER21.1231177
LENOX9.045323
LEOMINSTER18.3747219
LEVERETT19.436206
LEXINGTON9.4295319
LEYDEN12.79294
LINCOLN13.284285
LITTLETON23.0205150
LONGMEADOW10.9172307
LOWELL25.52721124
LUDLOW18.3386222
LUNENBURG25.4256126
LYNN20.71871182
LYNNFIELD14.4167274
MALDEN12.6748296
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA40.720951
MANSFIELD22.0511165
MARBLEHEAD34.367970
MARION63.231018
MARLBOROUGH16.6639250
MARSHFIELD40.5101953
MASHPEE49.369134
MATTAPOISETT61.937420
MAYNARD17.8180231
MEDFIELD16.6199251
MEDFORD13.0733287
MEDWAY21.9279167
MELROSE14.5392273
MENDON22.6132157
MERRIMAC34.221771
METHUEN18.1856223
MIDDLEBOROUGH44.8103542
MIDDLEFIELD26.914111
MIDDLETON21.1190175
MILFORD20.9584181
MILLBURY26.2348115
MILLIS25.2199127
MILLVILLE28.59198
MILTON12.3331299
MONROE8.31328
MONSON25.7220120
MONTAGUE11.698303
MONTEREY5.25345
MONTGOMERY20.317192
MOUNT WASHINGTON6.01338
NAHANT52.818031
NANTUCKET114.911694
NATICK18.3604221
NEEDHAM12.7367293
NEW ASHFORD0.00350
NEW BEDFORD27.52612105
NEW BRAINTREE47.04740
NEWBURY71.347514
NEWBURYPORT37.765763
NEW MARLBOROUGH4.67347
NEW SALEM23.223149
NEWTON8.6734326
NORFOLK21.5241173
NORTH ADAMS4.460348
NORTHAMPTON5.9168340
NORTH ANDOVER16.4465254
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH20.6591184
NORTHBOROUGH23.0325152
NORTHBRIDGE20.4320190
NORTH BROOKFIELD22.2104162
NORTHFIELD18.857214
NORTH READING18.9282211
NORTON29.355791
NORWELL32.834576
NORWOOD16.4468256
OAK BLUFFS78.935712
OAKHAM40.57754
ORANGE19.8155204
ORLEANS77.145413
OTIS16.727246
OXFORD22.2305161
PALMER16.6202249
PAXTON17.584234
PEABODY20.51053187
PELHAM10.614310
PEMBROKE33.459674
PEPPERELL20.4235189
PERU24.821133
PETERSHAM44.65543
PHILLIPSTON32.75578
PITTSFIELD6.1271337
PLAINFIELD20.113198
PLAINVILLE27.2225108
PLYMOUTH53.7303529
PLYMPTON61.317322
PRINCETON29.310090
PROVINCETOWN41.512248
QUINCY20.31871193
RANDOLPH14.4462275
RAYNHAM38.551559
READING15.2375264
REHOBOTH30.235184
REVERE17.1887242
RICHMOND12.218300
ROCHESTER48.525435
ROCKLAND25.5446125
ROCKPORT53.937528
ROWE17.87230
ROWLEY46.327141
ROYALSTON34.24372
RUSSELL25.946118
RUTLAND28.2225101
SALEM21.0868179
SALISBURY37.130766
SANDISFIELD16.415255
SANDWICH54.2112027
SAUGUS22.3594160
SAVOY7.25333
SCITUATE39.872257
SEEKONK21.8299169
SHARON14.0247278
SHEFFIELD10.735309
SHELBURNE22.242163
SHERBORN18.978210
SHIRLEY23.6170144
SHREWSBURY19.0676209
SHUTESBURY20.937180
SOMERSET35.564568
SOMERVILLE10.1763312
SOUTHAMPTON19.9115203
SOUTHBOROUGH17.9175226
SOUTHBRIDGE12.6210297
SOUTH HADLEY14.1247277
SOUTHWICK18.3174220
SPENCER22.6264158
SPRINGFIELD6.81048335
STERLING29.823387
STOCKBRIDGE8.216330
STONEHAM18.1388224
STOUGHTON21.1570176
STOW21.9144168
STURBRIDGE16.5153252
SUDBURY14.7259270
SUNDERLAND9.033322
SUTTON25.5229123
SWAMPSCOTT23.4322148
SWANSEA42.267046
TAUNTON40.6226852
TEMPLETON23.0184151
TEWKSBURY20.2585195
TISBURY111.94425
TOLLAND8.24329
TOPSFIELD28.3172100
TOWNSEND28.925893
TRURO96.91947
TYNGSBOROUGH21.3241174
TYRINGHAM24.58137
UPTON28.621695
UXBRIDGE27.9376102
WAKEFIELD16.1402258
WALES17.432237
WALPOLE18.6447215
WALTHAM11.4692305
WARE21.5212172
WAREHAM60.4131723
WARREN18.595216
WARWICK26.921109
WASHINGTON27.915104
WATERTOWN11.1354306
WAYLAND16.7217248
WEBSTER16.9284244
WELLESLEY10.2285311
WELLFLEET86.92398
WENDELL23.620143
WENHAM17.887228
WESTBOROUGH14.7268269
WEST BOYLSTON23.5180145
WEST BRIDGEWATER40.828250
WEST BROOKFIELD24.390138
WESTFIELD14.0576279
WESTFORD17.2378241
WESTHAMPTON17.428236
WESTMINSTER29.421489
WEST NEWBURY42.518045
WESTON11.9134302
WESTPORT62.697219
WEST SPRINGFIELD12.4353298
WEST STOCKBRIDGE10.013316
WEST TISBURY83.923010
WESTWOOD18.1264225
WEYMOUTH25.71382119
WHATELY17.426238
WHITMAN27.3396106
WILBRAHAM16.7238247
WILLIAMSBURG15.338261
WILLIAMSTOWN5.543342
WILMINGTON20.6461183
WINCHENDON18.9195212
WINCHESTER13.5288284
WINDSOR15.614260
WINTHROP25.2441128
WOBURN15.2580263
WORCESTER13.02360289
WORTHINGTON19.923202
WRENTHAM27.3299107
YARMOUTH51.4122432
SOURCE: Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries