snapshot: change in motorcycle ownership, 2000-2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Sept. 26, 2013
Lots of people like motorcycles. The map shows how motorcycle ownership has changed between 2000-2013. Overall, the number of bikes has increased about 3 percent. Communities around Boston appear to have fewer than in 2000, while towns in central Mass and southeastern Mass. appear to have gained. The data is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityChange between 2000-2012RankMotorcycles 2012Motorcycles 2010
ABINGTON10.4%158350317
ACTON-23.1%332243316
ACUSHNET19.4%97412345
ADAMS-9.5%288229253
AGAWAM32.9%41658495
ALFORD45.5%151611
AMESBURY-1.6%241370376
AMHERST-16.1%310183218
ANDOVER-19.6%321345429
AQUINNAH69.2%42213
ARLINGTON-9.4%286500552
ASHBURNHAM20.5%93241200
ASHBY1.7%215121119
ASHFIELD22.2%837763
ASHLAND10.3%159320290
ATHOL13.6%126334294
ATTLEBORO3.4%2031013980
AUBURN1.2%220331327
AVON-0.8%232117118
AYER-37.1%345178283
BARNSTABLE12.3%141938835
BARRE21.5%88192158
BECKET1.4%2177069
BEDFORD8.3%169260240
BELCHERTOWN37.4%33500364
BELLINGHAM8.7%165502462
BELMONT-5.2%262218230
BERKLEY16.7%108259222
BERLIN16.3%11410086
BERNARDSTON-6.5%2757277
BEVERLY-2.9%246744766
BILLERICA-3.9%25210961140
BLACKSTONE53.1%11346226
BLANDFORD28.6%586349
BOLTON32.0%44136103
BOSTON-25.5%33736594911
BOURNE29.0%54481373
BOXBOROUGH-29.7%34071101
BOXFORD13.3%130145128
BOYLSTON-0.9%233113114
BRAINTREE-7.9%282479520
BREWSTER11.6%146192172
BRIDGEWATER5.5%188554525
BRIMFIELD19.1%98162136
BROCKTON-12.3%30111191276
BROOKFIELD31.5%47146111
BROOKLINE-35.6%343277430
BUCKLAND60.5%76943
BURLINGTON1.7%214355349
CAMBRIDGE-21.4%327689877
CANTON-6.5%276301322
CARLISLE-23.7%3337497
CARVER20.9%91422349
CHARLEMONT0.0%2264444
CHARLTON23.0%79455370
CHATHAM28.8%56134104
CHELMSFORD8.0%170822761
CHELSEA-2.9%247200206
CHESHIRE0.8%223120119
CHESTER4.3%1967370
CHESTERFIELD6.0%1845350
CHICOPEE11.4%1501010907
CHILMARK-24.4%3353445
CLARKSBURG16.4%1136455
CLINTON2.5%210282275
COHASSET18.8%10011496
COLRAIN24.5%706653
CommunityChange between 2000-2012RankMotorcycles 2012Motorcycles 2010
CONCORD10.5%157179162
CONWAY12.2%1435549
CUMMINGTON27.5%635140
DALTON12.8%136168149
DANVERS7.5%174571531
DARTMOUTH28.8%55862669
DEDHAM-15.9%309365434
DEERFIELD-5.7%268116123
DENNIS5.0%194292278
DIGHTON31.9%45269204
DOUGLAS43.9%19354246
DOVER64.6%57948
DRACUT5.1%193764727
DUDLEY23.7%75339274
DUNSTABLE-1.2%2378384
DUXBURY21.8%85235193
EAST BRIDGEWATER-9.5%287364402
EAST BROOKFIELD5.6%1867571
EASTHAM21.2%90126104
EASTHAMPTON-1.0%234396400
EAST LONGMEADOW26.8%65312246
EASTON5.0%195418398
EDGARTOWN-12.4%302170194
EGREMONT-11.1%2943236
ERVING0.0%2264141
ESSEX-22.1%32881104
EVERETT-28.2%339348485
FAIRHAVEN12.6%139465413
FALL RIVER6.1%18314201338
FALMOUTH10.6%156660597
FITCHBURG0.2%225650649
FLORIDA-11.8%2963034
FOXBOROUGH1.1%222360356
FRAMINGHAM-5.6%267880932
FRANKLIN29.8%50584450
FREETOWN34.7%39404300
GARDNER10.6%155408369
GEORGETOWN13.4%129220194
GILL-23.1%3314052
GLOUCESTER-2.8%245591608
GOSHEN31.6%465038
GOSNOLD-60.0%35125
GRAFTON-1.0%235386390
GRANBY15.2%119228198
GRANVILLE40.9%269366
GREAT BARRINGTON3.8%200138133
GREENFIELD7.9%171398369
GROTON-7.8%281247268
GROVELAND14.6%124196171
HADLEY45.6%149968
HALIFAX20.5%94294244
HAMILTON-14.5%307124145
HAMPDEN25.2%69189151
HANCOCK-8.8%2853134
HANOVER-12.1%298255290
HANSON7.4%175361336
HARDWICK1.2%2218584
HARVARD7.3%176133124
HARWICH27.0%64292230
HATFIELD25.9%6810281
HAVERHILL2.8%20912331200
HAWLEY-33.3%342812
HEATH-5.6%2653436
HINGHAM6.7%180302283
HINSDALE1.3%2187776
HOLBROOK-20.4%325218274
HOLDEN49.2%12394264
HOLLAND12.6%13810795
HOLLISTON-1.9%243262267
HOLYOKE-3.0%248425438
HOPEDALE15.1%121122106
HOPKINTON3.4%202273264
HUBBARDSTON3.2%205159154
HUDSON9.4%163456417
HULL-6.1%270185197
HUNTINGTON6.8%1797974
IPSWICH8.4%168296273
KINGSTON15.8%117301260
LAKEVILLE32.1%43407308
LANCASTER13.5%128185163
LANESBOROUGH-11.3%295102115
LAWRENCE-27.6%338425587
LEE-20.0%322112140
LEICESTER12.9%133306271
LENOX-37.4%34667107
LEOMINSTER-6.3%272803857
LEVERETT-22.9%3303748
LEXINGTON-16.6%311256307
LEYDEN28.0%613225
LINCOLN-30.2%3416086
LITTLETON0.0%226229229
LONGMEADOW16.7%108168144
LOWELL-5.3%26311371201
LUDLOW14.4%125509445
LUNENBURG22.4%82399326
LYNN-24.9%3369711293
LYNNFIELD-1.0%236189191
MALDEN-20.0%322540675
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA-4.0%25396100
MANSFIELD5.9%185410387
MARBLEHEAD-10.8%292273306
MARION23.0%78123100
MARLBOROUGH-4.0%254668696
MARSHFIELD10.7%154457413
MASHPEE29.1%52293227
MATTAPOISETT37.2%34155113
MAYNARD-9.6%289254281
MEDFIELD26.6%66181143
MEDFORD-19.5%320646802
MEDWAY18.8%99265223
MELROSE-8.1%283317345
MENDON40.0%28231165
MERRIMAC4.1%197204196
METHUEN-5.1%261899947
MIDDLEBOROUGH24.4%72785631
MIDDLEFIELD-45.7%3501935
MIDDLETON16.6%111239205
MILFORD6.9%178526492
MILLBURY22.5%81397324
MILLIS37.8%31226164
MILLVILLE12.1%144130116
MILTON-23.8%334211277
MONROE75.0%174
MONSON11.5%149360323
MONTAGUE5.1%192226215
MONTEREY42.9%222014
MONTGOMERY59.3%84327
MOUNT WASHINGTON-42.9%34947
NAHANT1.3%2198180
NANTUCKET13.2%131395349
NATICK0.8%224484480
NEEDHAM-4.9%260252265
NEW ASHFORD-16.7%31256
NEW BEDFORD3.6%20112351192
NEW BRAINTREE17.6%1044034
NEWBURY17.2%105204174
NEWBURYPORT-1.6%239317322
NEW MARLBOROUGH-4.5%2584244
NEW SALEM16.1%1153631
NEWTON-5.4%264651688
NORFOLK13.6%127226199
NORTH ADAMS-12.3%300257293
NORTHAMPTON-7.4%279427461
NORTH ANDOVER-18.7%318352433
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH16.1%116643554
NORTHBOROUGH19.7%96274229
NORTHBRIDGE38.0%30436316
NORTH BROOKFIELD21.3%89171141
NORTHFIELD13.1%1329584
NORTH READING2.5%211368359
NORTON28.5%59510397
NORWELL15.1%121183159
NORWOOD-11.8%297328372
OAK BLUFFS3.3%204189183
OAKHAM42.9%228056
ORANGE15.3%118234203
ORLEANS10.7%153124112
OTIS1.6%2166463
OXFORD6.3%182440414
PALMER17.0%106440376
PAXTON-1.2%2388081
PEABODY-0.8%231898905
PELHAM37.5%323324
PEMBROKE3.9%199505486
PEPPERELL12.8%135405359
PERU45.5%154833
PETERSHAM60.7%64528
PHILLIPSTON29.0%538969
PITTSFIELD5.5%189848804
PLAINFIELD-4.5%2582122
PLAINVILLE20.2%95244203
PLYMOUTH11.6%14712031078
PLYMPTON36.5%3513196
PRINCETON16.7%108133114
PROVINCETOWN-17.4%3167186
QUINCY-20.5%3268861114
RANDOLPH-20.2%324410514
RAYNHAM22.0%84349286
READING-11.0%293324364
REHOBOTH43.7%20454316
REVERE-17.9%317510621
RICHMOND-36.4%3442133
ROCHESTER44.4%18231160
ROCKLAND5.4%190391371
ROCKPORT-9.7%290149165
ROWE75.0%12112
ROWLEY8.4%167193178
ROYALSTON69.6%37846
RUSSELL58.7%97346
RUTLAND12.7%137195173
SALEM-4.4%257611639
SALISBURY-4.2%256271283
SANDISFIELD40.9%263122
SANDWICH32.2%42394298
SAUGUS2.2%212610597
SAVOY23.5%764234
SCITUATE-7.7%280250271
SEEKONK38.2%29387280
SHARON-7.2%278192207
SHEFFIELD9.8%161123112
SHELBURNE-13.5%3056474
SHERBORN28.2%605039
SHIRLEY29.4%51207160
SHREWSBURY24.3%74532428
SHUTESBURY0.0%2263636
SOMERSET41.5%25583412
SOMERVILLE-14.9%308738867
SOUTHAMPTON33.7%40226169
SOUTHBOROUGH5.3%191138131
SOUTHBRIDGE-14.4%306338395
SOUTH HADLEY7.1%177301281
SOUTHWICK16.6%112345296
SPENCER10.7%152392354
SPRINGFIELD-6.3%27315511656
STERLING20.8%92267221
STOCKBRIDGE-41.1%3483356
STONEHAM7.6%173325302
STOUGHTON-3.7%251440457
STOW-4.1%255163170
STURBRIDGE12.3%142247220
SUDBURY9.3%164246225
SUNDERLAND2.9%2077270
SUTTON18.6%101287242
SWAMPSCOTT-17.2%315169204
SWANSEA28.7%57655509
TAUNTON10.3%15912801160
TEMPLETON23.4%77248201
TEWKSBURY-8.5%284733801
TISBURY-19.0%319132163
TOLLAND-22.2%3292127
TOPSFIELD6.5%181114107
TOWNSEND12.4%140371330
TRURO15.2%1197666
TYNGSBOROUGH1.9%213323317
TYRINGHAM-38.5%347813
UPTON8.6%166240221
UXBRIDGE35.9%36503370
WAKEFIELD2.8%208472459
WALES-6.1%2699399
WALPOLE17.8%103423359
WALTHAM-12.2%299727828
WARE-1.6%240315320
WAREHAM24.4%73622500
WARREN16.9%107173148
WARWICK4.0%1982625
WASHINGTON21.7%862823
WATERTOWN-7.0%277425457
WAYLAND12.9%134184163
WEBSTER9.7%162407371
WELLESLEY-16.9%313147177
WELLFLEET7.7%1729891
WENDELL2.9%2063534
WENHAM5.6%1875754
WESTBOROUGH-5.6%265221234
WEST BOYLSTON11.7%145162145
WEST BRIDGEWATER-6.2%271213227
WEST BROOKFIELD35.7%3713398
WESTFIELD24.4%71845679
WESTFORD-0.7%230421424
WESTHAMPTON31.4%496751
WESTMINSTER43.3%21288201
WEST NEWBURY45.2%1710673
WESTON21.7%87146120
WESTPORT35.2%38595440
WEST SPRINGFIELD11.3%151462415
WEST STOCKBRIDGE57.7%104126
WEST TISBURY26.1%6711692
WESTWOOD-13.1%304133153
WEYMOUTH-3.5%2509761011
WHATELY-2.0%2445051
WHITMAN11.5%148368330
WILBRAHAM22.8%80323263
WILLIAMSBURG41.7%248560
WILLIAMSTOWN-6.4%274117125
WILMINGTON-3.1%249497513
WINCHENDON31.5%48338257
WINCHESTER-10.7%291208233
WINDSOR15.0%1234640
WINTHROP-17.0%314230277
WOBURN-1.8%242703716
WORCESTER-12.5%30317181963
WORTHINGTON47.6%136242
WRENTHAM17.9%102323274
YARMOUTH28.0%61448350
SOURCE: Department of Revenue