The Town Clerk's Office conducts the annual municipal census starting in January, as required under Massachusetts State Law. Residents are requested to review, update, sign and return the census form mailed to them by the Town within 10 days - even if there are no changes.
Some of the data collected through the census is published by statute in what is commonly known as the "Street List." This publication contains a Precinct / Street breakdown and an alphabetical-by-name index of residents seventeen and older as of January 1st, annually.
Why the Census Matters
Responding to the annual census is important for many reasons:
To maintain a voter's "active" voter status
To maintain accurate population information
For the allocation of State and Federal Funds and grants to the Town
To provide proof of residency for numerous personal and/or legal requirements such as
Housing benefits for the elderly or other eligible persons
In-state tuition at State colleges or universities
If you have not received your census form or you are new to Middleton, please contact our office 978-774-6927 or download a blank Census Form (PDF), fill it out, and mail it to:
Town Clerk's Office
48 S Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
Please note that a person may not register to vote or change their voter status through any notation on this form. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office for information regarding voter registration or any change you wish to make to your voter status.
View more demographic breakdowns and further information regarding the U.S. Federal Census.