Town of


7 Brattleboro Road Leyden, MA 01301
Phone: 413-774-4111

Board of Selectmen Chair:

Temporarily Vacant

Select Board:

Jeffrey Baker
Katherine DiMatteo
Erica Jensen

Annual Town Meeting:

June 3, 2024
June, 3rd Monday (adjusted for Juneteenth)

Municipal Election:

June 4, 2024
June, 4th Monday


Population Density41
Registered Voters572
Income Per Capita$49,860
EQV Per Capita$141,571
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate95.8%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$285,800
Median Gross Rent$1,292
Total Households259
Average Household Size2.51

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$15.18
Commercial Tax Rate$15.18
Average Tax Bill$4,524
Total Expenditures$1,945,058
Total Tax Levy$1,710,621
State Aid$147,572
Local Receipts$123,300
Town Hall of Leyden

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Leyden was settled in 1737 as part of "Fall Town," which included Bernardston and Colrain. It was named for Leiden, Netherlands, the Pilgrims’ previous refuge before America. Leyden’s famous sons include inventor John Riddell and sculptor Henry Kirke Brown.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1809
Chief Municipal OfficialMunicipal Assistant
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area17.9 mi2
Public Roads37.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyFranklin Regional Council of Governments


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

James McGovern

Mass. Senate

Jo Comerford

Mass. House

Natalie Blais

Income Per Capita

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