Town of


66 Westford St. Carlisle, MA 01741
Phone: 978-369-6136

Town Administrator:

Ryan McLane

Select Board:

Barney Arnold
Nathan Brown
Seth Model
Kate Reid
Travis Snell

Annual Town Meeting:

May 8, 2023
late Apr or early May, Monday

Municipal Election:

May 16, 2023
no formula; doesn't seem to have pattern - typically May or June


Population Density343
Registered Voters3,970
Income Per Capita$132,901
EQV Per Capita$316,434
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate93.1%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$863,700
Median Gross Rent$1,389
Total Households1,800
Average Household Size2.90

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$16.50
Commercial Tax Rate$16.50
Average Tax Bill$15,438
Total Expenditures$30,118,692
Total Tax Levy$28,880,326
State Aid$1,481,135
Local Receipts$1,168,500
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge2.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Carlisle

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Carlisle was once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau. Residents enjoy the charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, farm fields, and unspoiled woods.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1780
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area15.3 mi2
Public Roads54.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Lori Trahan

Mass. Senate

Michael Barrett

Mass. House

Simon Cataldo

Income Per Capita

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