snapshot: property tax changes, '09-'13

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | July 18, 2013
The chart shows the change in the average property tax for a single-family home between 2009-2013. Many of the biggest jumps occurred in western Mass. The data is from the Department of Revenue.
DISTRICTChange 2009-2013State rank2012-2013 enrollment
ABINGTON13.6%162$4,756
ACTON15.0%126$9,650
ACUSHNET10.9%228$3,380
ADAMS12.8%188$2,453
AGAWAM15.4%115$3,245
ALFORD6.5%300$2,976
AMESBURY9.0%268$5,984
AMHERST16.0%103$6,508
ANDOVER12.9%184$7,967
AQUINNAH21.4%32$5,387
ARLINGTON23.2%19$6,842
ASHBURNHAM11.5%212$3,864
ASHBY16.7%93$3,685
ASHFIELD13.6%164$3,589
ASHLAND11.5%215$6,125
ATHOL2.6%325$2,069
ATTLEBORO13.3%170$3,456
AUBURN21.1%34$3,653
AVON23.2%18$3,888
AYER18.7%64$3,649
BARNSTABLENANANA
BARRE15.3%117$2,847
BECKET19.0%60$2,353
BEDFORD24.1%13$7,963
BELCHERTOWN11.8%208$4,158
BELLINGHAM16.5%96$3,710
BELMONT15.7%109$10,359
BERKLEY20.6%39$3,717
BERLIN8.1%281$5,554
BERNARDSTON3.1%322$3,458
BEVERLY14.7%133$5,565
BILLERICA12.9%185$4,468
BLACKSTONE19.0%63$4,210
BLANDFORD8.6%276$3,121
BOLTON16.7%92$9,257
BOSTONNANANA
BOURNE11.4%219$3,680
BOXBOROUGH11.4%221$9,022
BOXFORD9.0%269$8,295
BOYLSTON19.7%51$5,764
BRAINTREE10.5%241$3,814
BREWSTER15.3%119$3,475
BRIDGEWATER19.1%59$4,781
BRIMFIELD11.9%206$3,500
BROCKTON17.1%86$3,112
BROOKFIELD8.4%278$3,562
BROOKLINENANANA
BUCKLAND5.9%304$3,150
BURLINGTON12.9%183$4,536
CAMBRIDGENANANA
CANTON17.1%87$5,729
CARLISLE9.6%259$11,960
CARVER11.5%218$4,156
CHARLEMONT3.8%320$3,241
CHARLTON16.6%94$3,140
CHATHAM19.8%50$3,919
CHELMSFORD14.4%141$5,799
CHELSEANANANA
CHESHIRE16.4%97$2,132
CHESTER12.5%194$3,219
CHESTERFIELD15.0%127$3,739
CHICOPEE7.1%293$2,696
CHILMARK16.6%95$4,294
CLARKSBURG27.5%5$2,144
CLINTON11.0%226$3,360
COHASSET12.0%202$10,468
COLRAIN8.3%280$2,910
CONCORD10.2%246$11,802
CONWAY4.8%313$3,968
CUMMINGTON13.4%167$2,828
DALTON14.0%152$3,652
DANVERS15.8%107$5,085
DARTMOUTH11.7%211$3,239
DEDHAM14.1%149$5,937
DEERFIELD9.0%266$3,563
DENNIS6.8%297$2,388
DIGHTON12.0%205$3,906
DOUGLAS27.5%6$4,138
DOVER14.3%144$12,790
DRACUT13.7%161$3,698
DUDLEY14.3%145$2,349
DUNSTABLE7.9%285$6,064
DUXBURY11.4%220$7,947
EAST BRIDGEWATER26.7%8$5,000
EAST BROOKFIELD15.3%118$3,294
EASTHAM12.4%196$2,936
EASTHAMPTON21.5%29$3,311
EAST LONGMEADOW6.0%303$4,682
EASTON14.4%138$5,848
EDGARTOWN16.0%101$3,964
EGREMONT4.6%316$2,971
ERVING15.8%108$1,490
ESSEX20.1%45$7,474
EVERETTNANANA
FAIRHAVEN14.3%143$2,795
FALL RIVER24.1%14$2,505
FALMOUTH19.5%55$3,789
FITCHBURG13.3%172$2,981
FLORIDA19.2%58$1,325
FOXBOROUGH21.3%33$5,466
FRAMINGHAM22.2%27$5,783
FRANKLIN16.1%100$4,990
FREETOWN10.9%229$3,472
GARDNER15.0%129$2,996
GEORGETOWN21.4%31$5,116
GILL13.9%155$3,108
GLOUCESTER18.2%69$5,696
GOSHEN11.7%210$3,000
GOSNOLD22.2%26$2,428
GRAFTON25.8%9$5,053
GRANBY15.5%113$3,766
GRANVILLE2.9%323$2,939
GREAT BARRINGTON9.5%262$4,942
GREENFIELD9.0%267$3,640
GROTON7.9%284$6,681
GROVELAND19.2%57$4,804
HADLEY14.5%137$3,214
HALIFAX12.1%199$4,899
HAMILTON0.9%329$7,924
HAMPDEN14.5%136$4,579
HANCOCK-3.6%336$674
HANOVER24.9%10$6,576
HANSON18.2%70$4,403
HARDWICK19.4%56$2,939
HARVARD9.7%258$9,125
HARWICH17.0%88$3,690
HATFIELD14.4%140$3,531
HAVERHILL13.8%158$3,830
HAWLEY20.5%40$3,404
HEATH15.5%114$3,721
HINGHAM22.3%24$7,973
HINSDALE14.9%130$2,925
HOLBROOK6.3%301$4,190
HOLDEN13.3%174$4,523
HOLLAND10.6%237$3,020
HOLLISTON15.2%122$7,090
HOLYOKE22.4%23$3,330
HOPEDALE4.8%312$4,584
HOPKINTON10.3%243$8,285
HUBBARDSTON14.5%135$3,136
HUDSON20.9%35$4,700
HULL12.4%195$4,854
HUNTINGTON18.4%68$3,140
IPSWICH12.3%197$5,697
KINGSTON14.2%148$5,364
LAKEVILLE12.1%201$3,637
LANCASTER8.4%279$5,156
LANESBOROUGH20.0%49$3,876
LAWRENCE11.5%216$2,530
LEE13.3%171$3,465
LEICESTER11.1%225$2,989
LENOX12.7%190$4,496
LEOMINSTER17.6%78$3,771
LEVERETT15.1%124$5,630
LEXINGTON19.7%52$10,906
LEYDEN-0.1%334$3,723
LINCOLN15.6%111$13,254
LITTLETON16.9%89$6,222
LONGMEADOW18.0%73$7,362
LOWELL11.3%222$3,273
LUDLOW9.1%264$3,603
LUNENBURG10.1%249$4,287
LYNN10.0%250$3,651
LYNNFIELD18.1%72$7,573
MALDENNANANA
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA20.2%43$10,522
MANSFIELD10.7%232$5,370
MARBLEHEAD13.1%177$7,092
MARION12.8%187$5,726
MARLBOROUGHNANA$4,540
MARSHFIELD13.3%173$4,608
MASHPEE16.9%91$4,056
MATTAPOISETT12.3%198$5,403
MAYNARD24.5%12$6,096
MEDFIELD10.0%253$8,859
MEDFORD14.8%132$4,308
MEDWAY10.5%239$6,336
MELROSE13.3%175$5,212
MENDON14.3%142$5,260
MERRIMAC13.8%157$4,906
METHUEN12.7%191$3,660
MIDDLEBOROUGH13.7%160$3,845
MIDDLEFIELD2.5%326$3,055
MIDDLETON14.9%131$6,471
MILFORD12.7%189$4,455
MILLBURY11.9%207$3,495
MILLIS8.7%275$5,540
MILLVILLE10.9%231$3,809
MILTON20.2%44$7,471
MONROE9.5%261$1,276
MONSON8.8%271$3,347
MONTAGUE14.2%146$3,125
MONTEREY11.7%209$2,972
MONTGOMERY12.0%204$3,606
MOUNT WASHINGTON20.0%47$2,484
NAHANT8.7%273$5,671
NANTUCKETNANANA
NATICK19.0%62$6,216
NEEDHAM21.8%28$8,416
NEW ASHFORD42.4%2$2,404
NEW BEDFORD0.2%332$2,763
NEW BRAINTREE13.0%180$4,069
NEWBURY8.7%274$4,570
NEWBURYPORT14.0%153$5,838
NEW MARLBOROUGH16.4%99$3,391
NEW SALEM10.5%238$3,149
NEWTON15.1%125$9,258
NORFOLK17.9%74$7,186
NORTH ADAMS22.3%25$2,071
NORTHAMPTON20.7%38$4,240
NORTH ANDOVER11.2%224$6,559
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH16.0%102$4,059
NORTHBOROUGH7.0%294$6,181
NORTHBRIDGE5.3%307$3,234
NORTH BROOKFIELD15.5%112$3,003
NORTHFIELD4.6%315$3,098
NORTH READING22.9%22$7,257
NORTON17.6%77$4,200
NORWELL20.3%42$8,603
NORWOOD23.4%17$4,034
OAK BLUFFS9.9%255$4,329
OAKHAM23.9%15$3,063
ORANGE21.5%30$2,780
ORLEANS13.6%165$4,293
OTISNANANA
OXFORD12.1%200$3,182
PALMER7.3%290$2,994
PAXTON20.8%37$5,140
PEABODY17.8%75$3,680
PELHAM4.7%314$6,047
PEMBROKE8.5%277$4,597
PEPPERELL17.6%80$4,190
PERU13.7%159$2,938
PETERSHAM15.7%110$3,801
PHILLIPSTON17.5%81$3,022
PITTSFIELD15.0%128$2,965
PLAINFIELD7.4%289$3,061
PLAINVILLE5.4%306$4,572
PLYMOUTH14.1%150$4,333
PLYMPTON7.1%292$5,219
PRINCETON7.9%286$5,303
PROVINCETOWN15.9%105$5,482
QUINCY5.1%309$4,597
RANDOLPH13.0%182$4,087
RAYNHAM9.0%270$4,291
READING10.2%244$6,458
REHOBOTH13.6%163$3,974
REVERE9.9%256$3,646
RICHMOND9.1%265$4,176
ROCHESTER24.8%11$4,458
ROCKLAND38.1%3$4,382
ROCKPORT19.6%54$5,400
ROWE46.9%1$1,341
ROWLEY13.2%176$5,244
ROYALSTON6.8%299$1,953
RUSSELL7.3%291$3,699
RUTLAND17.7%76$3,926
SALEM11.3%223$4,666
SALISBURY14.1%151$3,551
SANDISFIELD18.1%71$2,950
SANDWICH13.1%179$4,725
SAUGUS10.2%247$3,672
SAVOY4.2%319$2,500
SCITUATE16.9%90$6,056
SEEKONK12.5%193$3,722
SHARON9.6%260$8,583
SHEFFIELD11.5%217$4,133
SHELBURNE6.9%296$3,175
SHERBORN11.5%213$13,883
SHIRLEY18.6%67$4,088
SHREWSBURY13.0%181$4,322
SHUTESBURY10.7%234$5,015
SOMERSETNANANA
SOMERVILLENANANA
SOUTHAMPTON17.3%83$3,912
SOUTHBOROUGH8.8%272$8,573
SOUTHBRIDGE15.3%116$3,019
SOUTH HADLEY10.0%251$3,501
SOUTHWICK14.0%154$3,711
SPENCER15.9%106$2,607
SPRINGFIELD0.6%331$2,507
STERLING3.1%321$4,635
STOCKBRIDGE10.5%240$3,944
STONEHAM11.5%214$4,970
STOUGHTON13.1%178$4,110
STOW9.9%254$7,788
STURBRIDGE19.6%53$4,570
SUDBURY10.7%233$11,205
SUNDERLAND6.3%302$3,704
SUTTON20.5%41$4,845
SWAMPSCOTT13.4%168$8,541
SWANSEA15.9%104$3,055
TAUNTON23.0%21$3,124
TEMPLETON7.8%287$2,366
TEWKSBURY23.9%16$4,888
TISBURYNANANA
TOLLAND29.4%4$1,903
TOPSFIELD12.0%203$8,071
TOWNSEND6.8%298$4,018
TRURO13.4%169$4,338
TYNGSBOROUGH13.9%156$5,034
TYRINGHAM2.0%327$2,976
UPTON19.0%61$5,809
UXBRIDGE20.0%48$4,474
WAKEFIELD18.6%65$4,935
WALES11.0%227$2,948
WALPOLE20.8%36$6,231
WALTHAMNANANA
WARE12.9%186$3,097
WAREHAM8.0%282$2,410
WARREN2.6%324$2,982
WARWICK4.9%310$3,011
WASHINGTON5.7%305$2,612
WATERTOWNNANANA
WAYLAND-0.7%335$10,529
WEBSTER14.2%147$2,723
WELLESLEY23.1%20$12,198
WELLFLEET16.4%98$3,614
WENDELL8.0%283$2,889
WENHAM5.2%308$9,353
WESTBOROUGH17.5%82$7,972
WEST BOYLSTON7.0%295$4,420
WEST BRIDGEWATER14.6%134$4,490
WEST BROOKFIELD4.4%318$2,702
WESTFIELD17.1%85$3,924
WESTFORD10.6%236$7,097
WESTHAMPTON10.0%252$4,650
WESTMINSTER10.1%248$4,241
WEST NEWBURY15.2%121$7,156
WESTON10.6%235$16,921
WESTPORT14.4%139$2,799
WEST SPRINGFIELD0.7%330$3,533
WEST STOCKBRIDGE9.7%257$4,714
WEST TISBURY9.2%263$5,131
WESTWOOD17.2%84$9,287
WEYMOUTH13.5%166$3,634
WHATELY4.4%317$4,182
WHITMAN18.6%66$4,054
WILBRAHAM15.1%123$5,405
WILLIAMSBURG12.6%192$4,422
WILLIAMSTOWN10.2%245$5,245
WILMINGTON17.6%79$4,756
WINCHENDON1.4%328$2,535
WINCHESTER15.2%120$9,839
WINDSOR7.5%288$2,408
WINTHROP27.2%7$4,629
WOBURN4.9%311$3,553
WORCESTER10.4%242$3,492
WORTHINGTON-0.1%333$3,069
WRENTHAM10.9%230$5,573
YARMOUTH20.1%46$3,003
SOURCE: Department of Revenue