Town of

Manchester By The Sea

10 Central St. Manchester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-526-2000

Town Administrator:

Gregory Federspiel

Select Board:

Catherine Bilotta
Ann Harrison
Becky Jaques
John Round
Brian Sollosy

Annual Town Meeting:

April 3, 2023
April, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 16, 2023
May, 3rd Tuesday


Population Density585
Registered Voters4,344
Income Per Capita$179,745
EQV Per Capita$493,440
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate75.7%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$881,500
Median Gross Rent$1,725
Total Households2,080
Average Household Size2.58

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$10.60
Commercial Tax Rate$10.60
Average Tax Bill$14,141
Total Expenditures$32,065,381
Total Tax Levy$30,055,926
State Aid$276,403
Local Receipts$2,502,000
CPA Year Enacted2005
CPA Surcharge1.5%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

The town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a historic seaside community founded in 1645 and located approximately 30 miles north of Boston on Cape Ann. Manchester is best known for its beautiful beaches, harbors and quaint downtown.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1645
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area9.2 mi2
Public Roads38.4 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Seth Moulton

Mass. Senate

Bruce Tarr

Mass. House

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

Income Per Capita

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