Town of


1 Main St. Ayer, MA 01432
Phone: 978-772-8220

Town Manager:

Robert Pontbriand

Select Board:

Shaun Copeland
Scott Houde
Jannice Livingston

Annual Town Meeting:

April 24, 2023
April, 4th Monday

Municipal Election:

May 9, 2023
May, 2nd Tuesday


Population Density951
Registered Voters5,787
Income Per Capita$37,292
EQV Per Capita$166,864
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate69%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$335,900
Median Gross Rent$1,171
Total Households3,694
Average Household Size2.25

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$13.42
Commercial Tax Rate$28.28
Average Tax Bill$5,365
Total Expenditures$28,343,091
Total Tax Levy$26,338,442
State Aid$1,005,820
Local Receipts$2,342,396
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income
Town Hall of Ayer

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Ayer is a thriving Nashoba Valley town located northwest of Boston with easy access of Interstate 495 and Route 2. Ayer is proud of its diversity, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, strong links to the railroad and Devens, quaint downtown, and protection of natural resources.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1871
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area8.9 mi2
Public Roads51.3 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMontachusett Regional Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Lori Trahan

Mass. Senate

James Eldridge

Mass. House

Danillo Sena

Income Per Capita

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