snapshot: average age of vehicles, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Feb. 14, 2013
Vehicles tend to be older in western Mass. and summer communities, than around Greater Boston. Ages range from a low of 6.3 years in Chelsea (where fleets of new cars are stored), to a high of nearly 15 years in Chilmark, which is on Martha's Vineyard. The data is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityAverage age of vehicles, 2012Rank
ABINGTON9.9163
ACTON8.5338
ACUSHNET10.959
ADAMS10154
AGAWAM9.7199
ALFORD11.339
AMESBURY9.5223
AMHERST9.8183
ANDOVER8.4342
AQUINNAH14.72
ARLINGTON8.6328
ASHBURNHAM9.8183
ASHBY10.778
ASHFIELD11.149
ASHLAND9294
ATHOL10.866
ATTLEBORO10.1143
AUBURN9294
AVON10.778
AYER9.8183
BARNSTABLE10.778
BARRE10.866
BECKET11.428
BEDFORD8.7322
BELCHERTOWN10.4108
BELLINGHAM9.4239
BELMONT8.8314
BERKLEY10154
BERLIN1155
BERNARDSTON10.866
BEVERLY9.4239
BILLERICA9.2273
BLACKSTONE10.4108
BLANDFORD10.691
BOLTON9.3259
BOSTON9.3259
BOURNE9.6212
BOXBOROUGH8.6328
BOXFORD9.4239
BOYLSTON8.9307
BRAINTREE9.1283
BREWSTER1155
BRIDGEWATER9.4239
BRIMFIELD10.2135
BROCKTON10.959
BROOKFIELD10.1143
BROOKLINE8349
BUCKLAND10.959
BURLINGTON8.7322
CAMBRIDGE9.1283
CANTON8.4342
CARLISLE9.5223
CARVER9.9163
CHARLEMONT11.720
CHARLTON9.6212
CHATHAM11.624
CHELMSFORD9294
CHELSEA6.3351
CHESHIRE10.5101
CHESTER10.778
CHESTERFIELD11.913
CHICOPEE10.691
CHILMARK14.81
CLARKSBURG10.2135
CLINTON9.8183
COHASSET9.8183
COLRAIN11.245
CommunityAverage age of vehicles, 2012Rank
CONCORD8.8314
CONWAY9.9163
CUMMINGTON11.149
DALTON9.3259
DANVERS8.9307
DARTMOUTH10.3126
DEDHAM9.2273
DEERFIELD10.4108
DENNIS10.959
DIGHTON10.5101
DOUGLAS9.9163
DOVER9.4239
DRACUT9.5223
DUDLEY9.4239
DUNSTABLE9.5223
DUXBURY8.8314
EAST BRIDGEWATER10.3126
EAST BROOKFIELD9.6212
EASTHAM10.959
EASTHAMPTON9.9163
EAST LONGMEADOW9.8183
EASTON9.1283
EDGARTOWN13.55
EGREMONT11.624
ERVING11.428
ESSEX9.9163
EVERETT10.691
FAIRHAVEN10.4108
FALL RIVER10.866
FALMOUTH10.4108
FITCHBURG10.4108
FLORIDA10.4108
FOXBOROUGH8.8314
FRAMINGHAM9.9163
FRANKLIN8.5338
FREETOWN10.4108
GARDNER9.7199
GEORGETOWN9.3259
GILL10.778
GLOUCESTER9.9163
GOSHEN11.815
GOSNOLD11.339
GRAFTON9.1283
GRANBY10.866
GRANVILLE11.815
GREAT BARRINGTON10.4108
GREENFIELD10.5101
GROTON9.1283
GROVELAND9.5223
HADLEY10.691
HALIFAX10154
HAMILTON9.7199
HAMPDEN10.778
HANCOCK10.691
HANOVER9.2273
HANSON10.5101
HARDWICK11.245
HARVARD9.7199
HARWICH10.778
HATFIELD10.866
HAVERHILL9.8183
HAWLEY11.428
HEATH1155
HINGHAM9294
HINSDALE10.866
HOLBROOK10154
HOLDEN8.7322
HOLLAND9.9163
HOLLISTON9294
HOLYOKE11.428
HOPEDALE9.2273
HOPKINTON8.3347
HUBBARDSTON10.1143
HUDSON9.7199
HULL9.4239
HUNTINGTON10.778
IPSWICH9.4239
KINGSTON9.9163
LAKEVILLE9.9163
LANCASTER9.9163
LANESBOROUGH10.691
LAWRENCE1211
LEE10154
LEICESTER10154
LENOX9.4239
LEOMINSTER9.7199
LEVERETT11.815
LEXINGTON8.4342
LEYDEN11.149
LINCOLN9294
LITTLETON9.2273
LONGMEADOW9294
LOWELL10.691
LUDLOW10.3126
LUNENBURG10.3126
LYNN11.339
LYNNFIELD8.8314
MALDEN9.7199
MANCHESTER9.4239
MANSFIELD8.9307
MARBLEHEAD9.3259
MARION9.9163
MARLBOROUGH9.7199
MARSHFIELD9.3259
MASHPEE9.5223
MATTAPOISETT9.8183
MAYNARD9.6212
MEDFIELD8.9307
MEDFORD9.2273
MEDWAY9.3259
MELROSE8.8314
MENDON9.8183
MERRIMAC9.4239
METHUEN9.6212
MIDDLEBOROUGH9.9163
MIDDLEFIELD11.815
MIDDLETON8.9307
MILFORD9.8183
MILLBURY9.6212
MILLIS9.5223
MILLVILLE9.9163
MILTON9.3259
MONROE11.527
MONSON11.339
MONTAGUE11.149
MONTEREY11.428
MONTGOMERY12.110
MOUNT WASHINGTON12.88
NAHANT9.4239
NANTUCKET13.93
NATICK8.7322
NEEDHAM8.1348
NEW ASHFORD9.1283
NEW BEDFORD11.149
NEW BRAINTREE12.88
NEWBURY9.7199
NEWBURYPORT8.8314
NEW MARLBOROUGH11.720
NEW SALEM11.428
NEWTON8.4342
NORFOLK9.4239
NORTH ADAMS10.1143
NORTHAMPTON9.9163
NORTH ANDOVER8.5338
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH9.3259
NORTHBOROUGH8.7322
NORTHBRIDGE9.5223
NORTH BROOKFIELD10.4108
NORTHFIELD10.4108
NORTH READING9.5223
NORTON9.3259
NORWELL9294
NORWOOD9294
OAK BLUFFS13.74
OAKHAM10.2135
ORANGE11.149
ORLEANS10.866
OTIS11.339
OXFORD9.4239
PALMER10.778
PAXTON9.5223
PEABODY9.2273
PELHAM9.8183
PEMBROKE9.5223
PEPPERELL9.9163
PERU10.5101
PETERSHAM10.691
PHILLIPSTON10.778
PITTSFIELD9.6212
PLAINFIELD10.4108
PLAINVILLE9.1283
PLYMOUTH9.1283
PLYMPTON10.4108
PRINCETON9.9163
PROVINCETOWN10.778
QUINCY9.1283
RANDOLPH9.9163
RAYNHAM9.3259
READING8.6328
REHOBOTH10.778
REVERE9.4239
RICHMOND10.2135
ROCHESTER10.959
ROCKLAND10154
ROCKPORT9.5223
ROWE11.720
ROWLEY10.1143
ROYALSTON11.428
RUSSELL11.428
RUTLAND9294
SALEM9.8183
SALISBURY10.3126
SANDISFIELD1211
SANDWICH9.5223
SAUGUS9.4239
SAVOY10.2135
SCITUATE9.5223
SEEKONK10.4108
SHARON8349
SHEFFIELD11.245
SHELBURNE11.428
SHERBORN9.8183
SHIRLEY9.7199
SHREWSBURY8.6328
SHUTESBURY10.1143
SOMERSET10154
SOMERVILLE9.4239
SOUTHAMPTON10.5101
SOUTHBOROUGH8.6328
SOUTHBRIDGE10.691
SOUTH HADLEY9.8183
SOUTHWICK11.245
SPENCER10.3126
SPRINGFIELD11.815
STERLING9.3259
STOCKBRIDGE10.866
STONEHAM8.8314
STOUGHTON9.4239
STOW9.5223
STURBRIDGE9.1283
SUDBURY8.4342
SUNDERLAND10.1143
SUTTON9.6212
SWAMPSCOTT8.6328
SWANSEA10.5101
TAUNTON10.1143
TEMPLETON10.2135
TEWKSBURY8.9307
TISBURY137
TOLLAND11.428
TOPSFIELD9.6212
TOWNSEND10.1143
TRURO10.959
TYNGSBOROUGH9.3259
TYRINGHAM10.691
UPTON9.4239
UXBRIDGE9.8183
WAKEFIELD9294
WALES11.428
WALPOLE9.1283
WALTHAM9.2273
WARE11.624
WAREHAM10.4108
WARREN10.866
WARWICK10.3126
WASHINGTON9.4239
WATERTOWN8.9307
WAYLAND8.6328
WEBSTER10.2135
WELLESLEY8.5338
WELLFLEET1155
WENDELL11.913
WENHAM9.7199
WESTBOROUGH8.6328
WEST BOYLSTON9.2273
WEST BRIDGEWATER10.866
WEST BROOKFIELD10.3126
WESTFIELD10.3126
WESTFORD8.7322
WESTHAMPTON10.4108
WESTMINSTER10.2135
WEST NEWBURY9.7199
WESTON8.6328
WESTPORT10.778
WEST SPRINGFIELD9.9163
WEST STOCKBRIDGE9.8183
WEST TISBURY13.36
WESTWOOD8.6328
WEYMOUTH9.6212
WHATELY11.339
WHITMAN9.7199
WILBRAHAM10.1143
WILLIAMSBURG10154
WILLIAMSTOWN9.2273
WILMINGTON9294
WINCHENDON10.4108
WINCHESTER9294
WINDSOR11.720
WINTHROP9.5223
WOBURN9.3259
WORCESTER10.1143
WORTHINGTON10.866
WRENTHAM9.6212
YARMOUTH10.4108
SOURCE: Department of Revenue