Snapshot: Where the all-terrain vehicles roam

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Feb. 21, 2013
Forget about all-terrain vehicles close to Boston. They are far more popular in communities outside the Route 495 belt. Some towns south of Boston also stand out -- Plympton and Lakeville, for instance. But for the most part, people in central and western Mass. own far more ATVs per 10,000 residents. The 2012 data is from the State Environmental Police.
CommunityATVs per 10,000 residentsRankNumber of ATVs
ABINGTON10.625817
ACTON4.529910
ACUSHNET53.313155
ADAMS94.98780
AGAWAM61.9123176
ALFORD142.6547
AMESBURY3.73096
AMHERST6.428624
ANDOVER2.43198
AQUINNAH0.03490
ARLINGTON2.531711
ASHBURNHAM139.35785
ASHBY38.615512
ASHFIELD126.36422
ASHLAND19.121232
ATHOL44.714652
ATTLEBORO17.621877
AUBURN60.912599
AVON20.52039
AYER13.324010
BARNSTABLE10.825549
BARRE83.19445
BECKET214.93038
BEDFORD1.53322
BELCHERTOWN143.652210
BELLINGHAM45.614375
BELMONT1.23393
BERKLEY65.411942
BERLIN79.99723
BERNARDSTON140.55530
BEVERLY2.33229
BILLERICA6.128825
BLACKSTONE47.514043
BLANDFORD437.61054
BOLTON12.22476
BOSTON1.234075
BOURNE17.721735
BOXBOROUGH15.82258
BOXFORD8.72677
BOYLSTON61.812427
BRAINTREE7.227826
BREWSTER15.322915
BRIDGEWATER27.717774
BRIMFIELD191.13469
BROCKTON8.427079
BROOKFIELD241.12182
BROOKLINE0.53473
BUCKLAND36.71607
BURLINGTON2.83147
CAMBRIDGE1.233813
CANTON10.126122
CARLISLE10.22595
CARVER63.112073
CHARLEMONT118.16915
CHARLTON133.661174
CHATHAM11.42507
CHELMSFORD4.130214
CHELSEA1.73286
CHESHIRE227.02873
CHESTER455.9861
CHESTERFIELD377.41246
CHICOPEE47.9139265
CHILMARK22.81962
CLARKSBURG189.13532
CLINTON24.918834
COHASSET9.22637
COLRAIN232.72539
CONCORD4.53018
CONWAY236.52445
CUMMINGTON149.44913
DALTON73.010549
DANVERS4.530012
DARTMOUTH29.6172101
DEDHAM7.227718
DEERFIELD105.17654
DENNIS14.823321
DIGHTON71.910951
DOUGLAS116.57099
DOVER7.12794
DRACUT7.427422
DUDLEY113.872130
DUNSTABLE40.515113
DUXBURY11.924918
EAST BRIDGEWATER33.916647
EAST BROOKFIELD82.29518
EASTHAM12.12486
EASTHAMPTON72.4107116
EAST LONGMEADOW42.014866
EASTON25.118758
EDGARTOWN4.82952
EGREMONT90.38811
ERVING105.27519
ESSEX8.52693
EVERETT6.728228
FAIRHAVEN28.317645
FALL RIVER15.7228140
FALMOUTH14.923147
FITCHBURG15.822664
FLORIDA267.41920
FOXBOROUGH25.918244
FRAMINGHAM11.225277
FRANKLIN31.117099
FREETOWN69.811362
GARDNER34.516470
GEORGETOWN4.82954
GILL99.78215
GLOUCESTER7.227621
GOSHEN218.42923
GOSNOLD657.925
GRAFTON42.614776
GRANBY181.539113
GRANVILLE382.91160
GREAT BARRINGTON59.412842
GREENFIELD41.714973
GROTON21.420123
GROVELAND16.922211
HADLEY137.45872
HALIFAX50.313638
HAMILTON1.33371
HAMPDEN97.28350
HANCOCK154.34611
HANOVER13.623819
HANSON20.520421
HARDWICK113.37334
HARVARD13.82379
HARWICH18.821323
HATFIELD134.46044
HAVERHILL2.831617
HAWLEY147.9505
HEATH183.63713
HINGHAM4.03049
HINSDALE158.44432
HOLBROOK12.924214
HOLDEN29.917152
HOLLAND197.43249
HOLLISTON16.122422
HOLYOKE34.8163139
HOPEDALE20.220512
HOPKINTON37.115956
HUBBARDSTON79.69835
HUDSON19.221137
HULL3.93074
HUNTINGTON486.95106
IPSWICH0.83451
KINGSTON38.615649
LAKEVILLE74.110379
LANCASTER61.912250
LANESBOROUGH296.11591
LAWRENCE0.83446
LEE228.527135
LEICESTER97.284107
LENOX86.19143
LEOMINSTER22.519792
LEVERETT188.53635
LEXINGTON0.93433
LEYDEN70.01115
LINCOLN6.22874
LITTLETON25.518423
LONGMEADOW10.825617
LOWELL2.332025
LUDLOW100.480212
LUNENBURG66.211867
LYNN1.533114
LYNNFIELD6.02897
MALDEN1.732910
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA1.93251
MANSFIELD25.818360
MARBLEHEAD0.53481
MARION34.516517
MARLBOROUGH23.918993
MARSHFIELD7.527319
MASHPEE22.919432
MATTAPOISETT51.013531
MAYNARD12.724413
MEDFIELD9.126511
MEDFORD3.231118
MEDWAY19.520925
MELROSE3.33109
MENDON54.613032
MERRIMAC12.52458
METHUEN2.531812
MIDDLEBOROUGH60.2127140
MIDDLEFIELD191.93310
MIDDLETON11.125410
MILFORD27.417877
MILLBURY99.981133
MILLIS21.420017
MILLVILLE78.110025
MILTON1.53334
MONROE495.946
MONSON178.641153
MONTAGUE44.914438
MONTEREY136.05913
MONTGOMERY501.2342
MOUNT WASHINGTON60.21261
NAHANT2.93131
NANTUCKET12.824313
NATICK7.827226
NEEDHAM3.13129
NEW ASHFORD308.4137
NEW BEDFORD11.3251108
NEW BRAINTREE149.74815
NEWBURY19.321013
NEWBURYPORT1.13422
NEW MARLBOROUGH153.34723
NEW SALEM70.41107
NEWTON1.234110
NORFOLK23.019326
NORTH ADAMS62.412185
NORTHAMPTON28.417581
NORTH ANDOVER1.83265
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH25.418573
NORTHBOROUGH13.423919
NORTHBRIDGE19.720731
NORTH BROOKFIELD125.76559
NORTHFIELD72.310822
NORTH READING7.327511
NORTON32.016961
NORWELL12.324613
NORWOOD8.027123
OAK BLUFFS0.03490
OAKHAM52.413410
ORANGE39.415431
ORLEANS18.721411
OTIS455.7973
OXFORD95.285131
PALMER158.045192
PAXTON29.017414
PEABODY5.029426
PELHAM113.97115
PEMBROKE18.421633
PEPPERELL17.222020
PERU249.42021
PETERSHAM105.07713
PHILLIPSTON118.66820
PITTSFIELD77.8101346
PLAINFIELD170.04211
PLAINVILLE48.113840
PLYMOUTH21.7199123
PLYMPTON95.28627
PRINCETON73.010425
PROVINCETOWN37.415811
QUINCY2.831526
RANDOLPH4.629815
RAYNHAM39.615353
READING4.030510
REHOBOTH37.915744
REVERE5.329128
RICHMOND88.79013
ROCHESTER66.511635
ROCKLAND9.126416
ROCKPORT5.72904
ROWE279.21711
ROWLEY10.22606
ROYALSTON142.65318
RUSSELL292.81652
RUTLAND36.216129
SALEM1.43346
SALISBURY14.423512
SANDISFIELD230.82621
SANDWICH11.125323
SAUGUS5.229314
SAVOY72.71065
SCITUATE6.628312
SEEKONK23.319132
SHARON9.026616
SHEFFIELD132.96243
SHELBURNE84.39316
SHERBORN26.418011
SHIRLEY22.019816
SHREWSBURY25.218690
SHUTESBURY84.59215
SOMERSET33.516761
SOMERVILLE2.032415
SOUTHAMPTON268.118155
SOUTHBOROUGH26.517926
SOUTHBRIDGE53.113289
SOUTH HADLEY52.613392
SOUTHWICK181.938173
SPENCER66.511778
SPRINGFIELD20.6202316
STERLING81.79664
STOCKBRIDGE41.31508
STONEHAM1.43363
STOUGHTON16.222344
STOW19.520813
STURBRIDGE103.27896
SUDBURY10.625719
SUNDERLAND105.57439
SUTTON90.18981
SWAMPSCOTT2.23233
SWANSEA40.315264
TAUNTON29.1173163
TEMPLETON44.814536
TEWKSBURY8.526825
TISBURY15.02306
TOLLAND969.1147
TOPSFIELD1.63301
TOWNSEND23.319221
TRURO20.02064
TYNGSBOROUGH17.521920
TYRINGHAM461.5715
UPTON79.39960
UXBRIDGE58.512979
WAKEFIELD4.030610
WALES239.32244
WALPOLE16.922141
WALTHAM6.428539
WARE146.151144
WAREHAM22.819550
WARREN238.723123
WARWICK140.55611
WASHINGTON299.11416
WATERTOWN3.730812
WAYLAND2.33213
WEBSTER76.7102129
WELLESLEY0.73462
WELLFLEET14.62344
WENDELL35.31623
WENHAM4.13032
WESTBOROUGH18.521534
WEST BOYLSTON26.018120
WEST BRIDGEWATER47.514133
WEST BROOKFIELD202.03175
WESTFIELD100.979415
WESTFORD14.923233
WESTHAMPTON480.0677
WESTMINSTER69.811251
WEST NEWBURY4.72972
WESTON7.02808
WESTPORT32.816851
WEST SPRINGFIELD47.2142134
WEST STOCKBRIDGE123.36716
WEST TISBURY0.03490
WESTWOOD9.526214
WEYMOUTH7.028138
WHATELY126.66319
WHITMAN15.822723
WILBRAHAM68.211497
WILLIAMSBURG125.26631
WILLIAMSTOWN23.319018
WILMINGTON5.329212
WINCHENDON66.811569
WINCHESTER1.43353
WINDSOR179.04016
WINTHROP1.73273
WOBURN6.528425
WORCESTER13.3241242
WORTHINGTON164.64319
WRENTHAM49.013754
YARMOUTH13.923633
SOURCE: Environmental Police