snapshot: Cars per 1,000 residents, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | June 6, 2013
People in Massachusetts love their cars. But maybe they love them a little less in urban areas. Cities, such as Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Lawrence have fewer cars per 1,000 residents than many suburban communities, perhaps because of good transit systems. The 2012 data is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityCars per 1,000 residentsRankCars
ABINGTON435.72246,965
ACTON486.87210,672
ACUSHNET476.4864,908
ADAMS375.13223,183
AGAWAM487.56613,864
ALFORD491.953243
AMESBURY458.31587,463
AMHERST253.23519,574
ANDOVER464.813515,431
AQUINNAH787.81245
ARLINGTON469.911020,132
ASHBURNHAM4162682,530
ASHBY430.42371,323
ASHFIELD495.745861
ASHLAND467.41247,756
ATHOL418.12634,843
ATTLEBORO46214520,142
AUBURN468.91157,590
AVON454.81681,981
AYER477.6833,547
BARNSTABLE492.75122,268
BARRE413.32742,231
BECKET470.5107837
BEDFORD527217,020
BELCHERTOWN4501846,592
BELLINGHAM478.8827,820
BELMONT451.717711,169
BERKLEY434.42272,785
BERLIN468.61191,343
BERNARDSTON488651,039
BEVERLY438.421517,317
BILLERICA445.219917,915
BLACKSTONE474.4924,282
BLANDFORD391.7309483
BOLTON458.41562,245
BOSTON310.7345191,878
BOURNE438.32168,658
BOXBOROUGH514262,568
BOXFORD487.3673,881
BOYLSTON490.7572,137
BRAINTREE427.224615,271
BREWSTER487.2694,784
BRIDGEWATER365.33269,704
BRIMFIELD453.31721,636
BROCKTON365.332634,267
BROOKFIELD442.82031,501
BROOKLINE338.134019,855
BUCKLAND453.2173862
BURLINGTON484.77411,873
CAMBRIDGE327.234234,408
CANTON468.611910,104
CARLISLE540.6172,623
CARVER4182644,811
CHARLEMONT462.9140586
CHARLTON432.42315,613
CHATHAM585.853,588
CHELMSFORD504.43817,050
CHELSEA452.117515,902
CHESHIRE395.43001,279
CHESTER361.3330483
CHESTERFIELD399.3295488
CHICOPEE446.719424,701
CHILMARK722.92626
CLARKSBURG302.6348515
CLINTON449.41856,114
COHASSET406.82873,068
COLRAIN428.5242716
CommunityCars per 1,000 residentsRankCars
CONCORD466.71278,246
CONWAY436223827
CUMMINGTON498.939435
DALTON404.72912,734
DANVERS476.88512,632
DARTMOUTH425.924914,494
DEDHAM451.617811,168
DEERFIELD490.3602,513
DENNIS554.3137,875
DIGHTON451.61783,200
DOUGLAS430.82353,649
DOVER468.41212,618
DRACUT467.512313,770
DUDLEY4272474,863
DUNSTABLE446.41951,419
DUXBURY396.12985,965
EAST BRIDGEWATER410.82795,667
EAST BROOKFIELD443.4202968
EASTHAM523.6242,595
EASTHAMPTON490.4597,872
EAST LONGMEADOW476877,483
EASTON428.62419,906
EDGARTOWN572.492,328
EGREMONT578.87709
ERVING356.7333642
ESSEX416.12661,458
EVERETT350.233814,591
FAIRHAVEN466.61297,407
FALL RIVER395.330135,124
FALMOUTH520.22516,403
FITCHBURG379.632015,304
FLORIDA311.2344234
FOXBOROUGH468.91157,908
FRAMINGHAM479.98032,786
FRANKLIN419.626013,275
FREETOWN469.91104,168
GARDNER397.92968,049
GEORGETOWN442.72043,623
GILL489.362734
GLOUCESTER436.222112,557
GOSHEN383.3314404
GOSNOLD266.735020
GRAFTON462.31438,213
GRANBY448.11892,796
GRANVILLE450.2183705
GREAT BARRINGTON449.31863,192
GREENFIELD459.31528,018
GROTON471.51025,020
GROVELAND4402122,842
HADLEY507.6312,665
HALIFAX408.82833,073
HAMILTON4232513,284
HAMPDEN450.31822,314
HANCOCK373.8323268
HANOVER395.72995,492
HANSON391.93084,001
HARDWICK379.93191,136
HARVARD405.72892,645
HARWICH511.2286,259
HATFIELD528.2201,732
HAVERHILL431.723326,282
HAWLEY415.4270140
HEATH420.7258297
HINGHAM4082859,039
HINSDALE397.6297808
HOLBROOK427.72444,615
HOLDEN461.31478,002
HOLLAND466.31301,157
HOLLISTON468.71186,350
HOLYOKE362.532914,455
HOPEDALE464.41372,745
HOPKINTON419.62606,263
HUBBARDSTON429.52391,882
HUDSON470.21098,964
HULL454.11704,674
HUNTINGTON384.4313838
IPSWICH482.6766,358
KINGSTON392.53064,957
LAKEVILLE450.81804,779
LANCASTER385.13123,102
LANESBOROUGH391.53101,210
LAWRENCE28134921,465
LEE422.22542,509
LEICESTER412.12764,521
LENOX473.4962,379
LEOMINSTER459.415118,726
LEVERETT571.6101,058
LEXINGTON482.57715,149
LEYDEN433.2229308
LINCOLN474.2933,017
LITTLETON455.51654,065
LONGMEADOW487.1707,688
LOWELL381.831740,667
LUDLOW439.92139,283
LUNENBURG475.2904,793
LYNN347.433931,384
LYNNFIELD494485,728
MALDEN35233620,926
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA508.8302,613
MANSFIELD440.921010,222
MARBLEHEAD461.91469,150
MARION512.9272,517
MARLBOROUGH488.56418,807
MARSHFIELD421.725610,597
MASHPEE487.3676,825
MATTAPOISETT506.5333,062
MAYNARD506345,114
MEDFIELD428.82405,156
MEDFORD422.725223,747
MEDWAY442.42055,641
MELROSE442.420511,937
MENDON4412092,575
MERRIMAC471.41042,988
METHUEN462.514121,857
MIDDLEBOROUGH417.22659,644
MIDDLEFIELD360.8331188
MIDDLETON392.53063,527
MILFORD473.39713,252
MILLBURY462.41426,132
MILLIS456.31633,601
MILLVILLE4481901,429
MILTON420.725811,359
MONROE305.834637
MONSON427.82433,662
MONTAGUE467.71223,946
MONTEREY484.973466
MONTGOMERY414.1272347
MOUNT WASHINGTON455.116776
NAHANT510291,739
NANTUCKET416.12664,233
NATICK46613215,380
NEEDHAM44520012,853
NEW ASHFORD447.4193102
NEW BEDFORD369.332535,107
NEW BRAINTREE404.4292404
NEWBURY474.2933,161
NEWBURYPORT490.6588,545
NEW MARLBOROUGH465.2134702
NEW SALEM494.946490
NEWTON446.319638,002
NORFOLK3723244,177
NORTH ADAMS3233434,428
NORTHAMPTON469.911013,414
NORTH ANDOVER453.617112,860
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH456.316313,101
NORTHBOROUGH496437,021
NORTHBRIDGE436.92206,863
NORTH BROOKFIELD4222551,975
NORTHFIELD452.21741,371
NORTH READING450.41816,708
NORTON432.82308,237
NORWELL419.42624,406
NORWOOD480.67813,745
OAK BLUFFS524232,372
OAKHAM454.3169864
ORANGE409.92813,213
ORLEANS560.6123,302
OTIS413.8273667
OXFORD440.72116,041
PALMER487715,912
PAXTON3913111,879
PEABODY470.910524,132
PELHAM549.615726
PEMBROKE393.83027,024
PEPPERELL4721015,427
PERU304.6347258
PETERSHAM489.561604
PHILLIPSTON458.4156771
PITTSFIELD393.730317,615
PLAINFIELD504.637327
PLAINVILLE492.4524,069
PLYMOUTH42125723,773
PLYMPTON4162681,173
PRINCETON498.7401,702
PROVINCETOWN623.431,834
QUINCY392.730536,233
RANDOLPH430.823513,833
RAYNHAM469.61136,284
READING441.120810,917
REHOBOTH472.5995,485
REVERE351.333718,181
RICHMOND477.384704
ROCHESTER460.41492,409
ROCKLAND422.42537,388
ROCKPORT474.5913,299
ROWE427.5245168
ROWLEY448.81882,628
ROYALSTON445.9198561
RUSSELL354.9335630
RUTLAND400.92943,196
SALEM408.628416,890
SALISBURY467.11263,869
SANDISFIELD425.1250389
SANDWICH435.12258,996
SAUGUS451.817612,031
SAVOY380.1318263
SCITUATE413.32747,494
SEEKONK534.4187,333
SHARON474.1958,349
SHEFFIELD495.9441,615
SHELBURNE551141,043
SHERBORN4691141,932
SHIRLEY376.63212,716
SHREWSBURY463.413816,502
SHUTESBURY543.216962
SOMERSET497.9419,044
SOMERVILLE39330429,771
SOUTHAMPTON480.3792,782
SOUTHBOROUGH4591544,483
SOUTHBRIDGE406.82876,802
SOUTH HADLEY4352267,618
SOUTHWICK456.71614,340
SPENCER4122774,816
SPRINGFIELD363.332855,603
STERLING461.31473,602
STOCKBRIDGE571.1111,112
STONEHAM492.95010,567
STOUGHTON475.88912,828
STOW488.9633,222
STURBRIDGE475.9884,411
SUDBURY444.92017,857
SUNDERLAND468.81171,727
SUTTON465.41334,171
SWAMPSCOTT457.11606,302
SWANSEA491.8557,803
TAUNTON429.923824,022
TEMPLETON414.32713,320
TEWKSBURY471.510213,656
TISBURY614.842,428
TOLLAND437.1219212
TOPSFIELD455.51652,772
TOWNSEND458.71554,094
TRURO526.7221,055
TYNGSBOROUGH472.11005,331
TYRINGHAM470.9105154
UPTON436.12223,289
UXBRIDGE466.21316,273
WAKEFIELD466.712711,637
WALES459.2153844
WALPOLE43123410,374
WALTHAM437.621726,535
WARE410.32804,050
WAREHAM462.114410,083
WARREN411.52782,113
WARWICK457.7159357
WASHINGTON442.4205238
WATERTOWN479.18115,291
WAYLAND483.5756,283
WEBSTER460.21507,717
WELLESLEY383.131510,719
WELLFLEET581.861,600
WENDELL574.38487
WENHAM356.13341,736
WESTBOROUGH472.8988,639
WEST BOYLSTON431.92323,312
WEST BRIDGEWATER447.51923,095
WEST BROOKFIELD449.31861,663
WESTFIELD401.929316,516
WESTFORD467.312510,258
WESTHAMPTON434.3228698
WESTMINSTER470.41083,423
WEST NEWBURY464.71361,968
WESTON456.41625,139
WESTPORT505.2367,847
WEST SPRINGFIELD463.213913,151
WEST STOCKBRIDGE505.435660
WEST TISBURY506.6321,388
WESTWOOD447.71916,544
WEYMOUTH438.721423,578
WHATELY49448739
WHITMAN4052905,868
WILBRAHAM494.2477,027
WILLIAMSBURG533.4191,324
WILLIAMSTOWN331.23412,568
WILMINGTON446.11979,959
WINCHENDON381.93163,934
WINCHESTER437.22189,344
WINDSOR409.3282368
WINTHROP407.22867,124
WOBURN491.95318,751
WORCESTER358.833264,955
WORTHINGTON491.356568
WRENTHAM426.42484,671
YARMOUTH496.24211,806
SOURCE: Department of Revenue; Census