Town of


122 Main St. Acushnet, MA 02743

Phone: 508-998-0200

Town Administrator:

James Kelley

Select Board:

Kevin Gaspar
Robert Hinckley
David Wojnar

Annual Town Meeting:

June 3, 2024
April, 4th Monday

Municipal Election:

May 18, 2024
April, 1st Monday


Population Density573
Registered Voters8,032
Income Per Capita$38,638
EQV Per Capita$154,513
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate86.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$309,200
Median Gross Rent$952
Total Households4,091
Average Household Size2.57

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$12
Commercial Tax Rate$16.98
Average Tax Bill$4,728
Total Expenditures$30,846,375
Total Tax Levy$21,279,032
State Aid$8,440,109
Local Receipts$3,687,247
CPA Year Enacted2003
CPA Surcharge1.5%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, first $100,000 - commercial
Town Hall of Acushnet

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

The name Acushnet, from the Wampanoag Cushnea, means “peaceful resting place near water.” The town was referenced in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” and is known for the Acushnet Company and for the Apple-Peach Festival held each fall since 1980.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1860
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area18.4 mi2
Public Roads69.2 mi
Regional Planning AgencySoutheastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

William Keating

Mass. Senate

Mark Montigny

Mass. House

Paul Schmid, III
William Straus

Income Per Capita

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