Needham Historical Society

NEED4AM NUM3ERS

- Taxes & Budgets -

Town population (1900 US Census): 4016 people

Total Municipal Expenditures, 1900: $125,731
for Schools: $17,388; for Fire Dept.: $2050; for Police: $2152; for Roads: $11,981

Taxable Property: 880 dwellings and 7691 acres of land
Value of taxable real estate: $3,164,284 Tax rate: $14 per $1000 value
Property tax committed for collection: $50,106

Taxable Livestock Census:
Cattle -889; Horses - 478; Sheep - 26; Swine - 198; Fowl - 9036

Number of Books in the Library: 6275
Books circulated: 15,305

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