snapshot: Easy riders--motorcycles per 1,000

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | March 21, 2013
Motorcycles are most popular in central and western Mass., along with some pockets south and north of Greater Boston. Apparently residents within Greater Boston are not as enthralled with the two-wheelers. Urban centers such as Brookline, Lawrence and Cambridge rank low on the list, which measures motorcycle registrations per 1,000 residents. The data, from the Department of Revenue, is from 2012.
CommunityMotorcyclers per 1,000, fy2012RankTotal motorcycles
ABINGTON21.9203350
ACTON11.1322243
ACUSHNET4043412
ADAMS27143229
AGAWAM23.1188658
ALFORD32.410716
AMESBURY22.7195370
AMHERST4.8350183
ANDOVER10.4328345
AQUINNAH70.7122
ARLINGTON11.7317500
ASHBURNHAM39.647241
ASHBY39.452121
ASHFIELD44.32377
ASHLAND19.3240320
ATHOL28.8130334
ATTLEBORO23.21861,013
AUBURN20.4224331
AVON26.9144117
AYER24179178
BARNSTABLE20.8216938
BARRE35.683192
BECKET39.35370
BEDFORD19.5236260
BELCHERTOWN34.193500
BELLINGHAM30.7120502
BELMONT8.8339218
BERKLEY40.442259
BERLIN34.988100
BERNARDSTON33.89672
BEVERLY18.8248744
BILLERICA27.21421,096
BLACKSTONE38.361346
BLANDFORD51.11563
BOLTON27.8139136
BOSTON5.93463,659
BOURNE24.3174481
BOXBOROUGH14.229271
BOXFORD18.2260145
BOYLSTON25.9156113
BRAINTREE13.4302479
BREWSTER19.6235192
BRIDGEWATER20.9213554
BRIMFIELD44.922162
BROCKTON11.93161,119
BROOKFIELD43.128146
BROOKLINE4.7351277
BUCKLAND36.37769
BURLINGTON14.5291355
CAMBRIDGE6.6345689
CANTON14297301
CARLISLE15.328174
CARVER36.771422
CHARLEMONT34.88944
CHARLTON35.187455
CHATHAM21.9203134
CHELMSFORD24.3174822
CHELSEA5.7347200
CHESHIRE37.169120
CHESTER54.6873
CHESTERFIELD43.42553
CHICOPEE18.32581,010
CHILMARK39.35334
CLARKSBURG37.66764
CLINTON20.7219282
COHASSET15.1283114
COLRAIN39.55166
CONCORD10.1329179
CONWAY2912955
CUMMINGTON58.5551
DALTON24.9168168
DANVERS21.6207571
DARTMOUTH25.3162862
DEDHAM14.8288365
DEERFIELD22.6198116
DENNIS20.6220292
DIGHTON3863269
DOUGLAS41.833354
DOVER14.129579
DRACUT25.9156764
DUDLEY29.8125339
DUNSTABLE26.115383
DUXBURY15.6280235
EAST BRIDGEWATER26.4152364
EAST BROOKFIELD34.49075
EASTHAM25.4160126
EASTHAMPTON24.7169396
EAST LONGMEADOW19.8233312
EASTON18.1264418
EDGARTOWN41.833170
EGREMONT26.115332
ERVING22.819341
ESSEX23.118881
EVERETT8.4341348
FAIRHAVEN29.3128465
FALL RIVER162781,420
FALMOUTH20.9213660
FITCHBURG16.1277650
FLORIDA39.94530
FOXBOROUGH21.3209360
FRAMINGHAM12.9309880
FRANKLIN18.5255584
FREETOWN45.520404
GARDNER20.2228408
GEORGETOWN26.9144220
GILL26.714840
GLOUCESTER20.5223591
GOSHEN47.41850
GOSNOLD26.71482
GRAFTON21.7206386
GRANBY36.572228
GRANVILLE59.4493
GREAT BARRINGTON19.4238138
GREENFIELD22.8193398
GROTON23.2186247
GROVELAND30.3122196
HADLEY18.924699
HALIFAX39.155294
HAMILTON16278124
HAMPDEN36.870189
HANCOCK43.22731
HANOVER18.4256255
HANSON35.485361
HARDWICK28.413585
HARVARD20.4224133
HARWICH23.9181292
HATFIELD31.1117102
HAVERHILL20.32261,233
HAWLEY23.71858
HEATH48.21734
HINGHAM13.6301302
HINSDALE37.96477
HOLBROOK20.2228218
HOLDEN22.7195394
HOLLAND43.128107
HOLLISTON19.3240262
HOLYOKE10.7324425
HOPEDALE20.6220122
HOPKINTON18.3258273
HUBBARDSTON36.377159
HUDSON23.9181456
HULL18265185
HUNTINGTON36.28079
IPSWICH22.5199296
KINGSTON23.8183301
LAKEVILLE38.460407
LANCASTER23190185
LANESBOROUGH33103102
LAWRENCE5.6348425
LEE18.8248112
LEICESTER27.9138306
LENOX13.330367
LEOMINSTER19.7234803
LEVERETT2023237
LEXINGTON8.2342256
LEYDEN452132
LINCOLN9.433660
LITTLETON25.7158229
LONGMEADOW10.6327168
LOWELL10.73241,137
LUDLOW24.1177509
LUNENBURG39.647399
LYNN10.7324971
LYNNFIELD16.3274189
MALDEN9.1337540
Manchester-by-the-Sea18.725296
MANSFIELD17.7266410
MARBLEHEAD13.8299273
MARION25.1164123
MARLBOROUGH17.4269668
MARSHFIELD18.2260457
MASHPEE20.9213293
MATTAPOISETT25.6159155
MAYNARD25.1164254
MEDFIELD15.1283181
MEDFORD11.5320646
MEDWAY20.8216265
MELROSE11.7317317
MENDON39.647231
MERRIMAC32.2109204
METHUEN19244899
MIDDLEBOROUGH3494785
MIDDLEFIELD36.57219
MIDDLETON26.6151239
MILFORD18.8248526
MILLBURY29.9123397
MILLIS28.6132226
MILLVILLE40.841130
MILTON7.8343211
MONROE57.967
MONSON42.131360
MONTAGUE26.8146226
MONTEREY20.821620
MONTGOMERY51.31343
MOUNT WASHINGTON241794
NAHANT23.818381
NANTUCKET38.859395
NATICK14.7290484
NEEDHAM8.7340252
NEW ASHFORD21.92035
NEW BEDFORD133071,235
NEW BRAINTREE404340
NEWBURY30.6121204
NEWBURYPORT18.2260317
NEW MARLBOROUGH27.813942
NEW SALEM36.47636
NEWTON7.6344651
NORFOLK20.1231226
NORTH ADAMS18.7252257
NORTHAMPTON15286427
NORTH ANDOVER12.4311352
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH22.4200643
NORTHBOROUGH19.4238274
NORTHBRIDGE27.8139436
NORTH BROOKFIELD36.572171
NORTHFIELD31.311695
NORTH READING24.7169368
NORTON26.8146510
NORWELL17.4269183
NORWOOD11.5320328
OAK BLUFFS41.735189
OAKHAM42.13180
ORANGE29.9123234
ORLEANS21.1211124
OTIS39.74664
OXFORD32.1110440
PALMER36.280440
PAXTON16.627380
PEABODY17.5268898
PELHAM2516633
PEMBROKE28.3136505
PEPPERELL35.286405
PERU56.7748
PETERSHAM36.57245
PHILLIPSTON52.91189
PITTSFIELD19244848
PLAINFIELD32.410721
PLAINVILLE29.5126244
PLYMOUTH21.32091,203
PLYMPTON46.519131
PRINCETON3957133
PROVINCETOWN24.117771
QUINCY9.6334886
RANDOLPH12.8310410
RAYNHAM26.1153349
READING13.1305324
REHOBOTH39.155454
REVERE9.9331510
RICHMOND14.229221
ROCHESTER44.224231
ROCKLAND22.4200391
ROCKPORT21.4208149
ROWE53.41021
ROWLEY33103193
ROYALSTON62278
RUSSELL41.14073
RUTLAND24.5172195
SALEM14.8288611
SALISBURY32.7106271
SANDISFIELD33.99531
SANDWICH19.1243394
SAUGUS22.9191610
SAVOY60.7342
SCITUATE13.8299250
SEEKONK28.2137387
SHARON10.9323192
SHEFFIELD37.866123
SHELBURNE33.89664
SHERBORN12.131350
SHIRLEY28.7131207
SHREWSBURY14.9287532
SHUTESBURY20.322636
SOMERSET32.1110583
SOMERVILLE9.7332738
SOUTHAMPTON3957226
SOUTHBOROUGH14.1295138
SOUTHBRIDGE20.2228338
SOUTH HADLEY17.2271301
SOUTHWICK36.377345
SPENCER33.599392
SPRINGFIELD10.13291,551
STERLING34.291267
STOCKBRIDGE16.927233
STONEHAM15.2282325
STOUGHTON16.3274440
STOW24.7169163
STURBRIDGE26.7148247
SUDBURY13.9298246
SUNDERLAND19.523672
SUTTON32112287
SWAMPSCOTT12.3312169
SWANSEA41.338655
TAUNTON22.91911,280
TEMPLETON30.9118248
TEWKSBURY25.3162733
TISBURY33.4100132
TOLLAND43.32621
TOPSFIELD18.7252114
TOWNSEND41.637371
TRURO37.96476
TYNGSBOROUGH28.6132323
TYRINGHAM24.51728
UPTON31.8114240
UXBRIDGE37.468503
WAKEFIELD18.9246472
WALES50.61693
WALPOLE17.6267423
WALTHAM12315727
WARE31.9113315
WAREHAM28.5134622
WARREN33.798173
WARWICK33.310226
WASHINGTON521228
WATERTOWN13.3303425
WAYLAND14.2292184
WEBSTER24.3174407
WELLESLEY5.3349147
WELLFLEET35.68398
WENDELL41.33835
WENHAM11.731757
WESTBOROUGH12.1313221
WEST BOYLSTON21.1211162
WEST BRIDGEWATER30.8119213
WEST BROOKFIELD35.982133
WESTFIELD20.6220845
WESTFORD19.2242421
WESTHAMPTON41.73567
WESTMINSTER39.647288
WEST NEWBURY25166106
WESTON13307146
WESTPORT38.361595
WEST SPRINGFIELD16.3274462
WEST STOCKBRIDGE31.411541
WEST TISBURY42.330116
WESTWOOD9.1337133
WEYMOUTH18.2260976
WHATELY33.410050
WHITMAN25.4160368
WILBRAHAM22.7195323
WILLIAMSBURG34.29185
WILLIAMSTOWN15.1283117
WILMINGTON22.3202497
WINCHENDON32.8105338
WINCHESTER9.7332208
WINDSOR51.21446
WINTHROP13.1305230
WOBURN18.4256703
WORCESTER9.53351,718
WORTHINGTON53.6962
WRENTHAM29.5126323
YARMOUTH18.8248448
SOURCE: Department of Revenue