snapshot: Snowmobiles per 10,000 residents

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Feb. 7, 2013
The map tells the story convincingly -- folks in western and central Mass. like snowmobiles a lot more than people in Greater Boston. They appear to be more popular in communities south of Boston, than north of the city. More than 30 communities -- including Weston, Newton, and Provincetown -- have no registered snowmobiles. The data, from the state Environmental Police, is for 2012.
CommunitySnowmobiles per 10,000 residents, 2012State rankTotal snowmobiles
ABINGTON5.02058
ACTON3.22257
ACUSHNET3.92204
ADAMS251.449212
AGAWAM41.8125119
ALFORD183.3659
AMESBURY3.02275
AMHERST6.918626
ANDOVER0.33101
AQUINNAH0.03170
ARLINGTON0.03170
ASHBURNHAM100.08961
ASHBY112.78535
ASHFIELD476.51783
ASHLAND9.517516
ATHOL82.69996
ATTLEBORO2.723412
AUBURN41.212867
AVON2.32451
AYER8.01806
BARNSTABLE0.72953
BARRE223.456121
BECKET401.62771
BEDFORD2.22473
BELCHERTOWN103.387151
BELLINGHAM8.517714
BELMONT0.03170
BERKLEY10.91697
BERLIN41.712612
BERNARDSTON473.118101
BEVERLY1.82587
BILLERICA2.22509
BLACKSTONE7.71827
BLANDFORD275.54334
BOLTON30.513715
BOSTON0.13166
BOURNE0.52981
BOXBOROUGH5.91983
BOXFORD2.52392
BOYLSTON50.311622
BRAINTREE2.22488
BREWSTER6.11966
BRIDGEWATER6.419417
BRIMFIELD94.29334
BROCKTON0.43034
BROOKFIELD150.07151
BROOKLINE0.03170
BUCKLAND246.35047
BURLINGTON0.82902
CAMBRIDGE0.03170
CANTON2.32445
CARLISLE0.03170
CARVER6.91858
CHARLEMONT362.23446
CHARLTON57.611175
CHATHAM1.62681
CHELMSFORD1.82596
CHELSEA0.03170
CHESHIRE531.715171
CHESTER231.75231
CHESTERFIELD410.22450
CHICOPEE24.0142133
CHILMARK0.03170
CLARKSBURG218.75937
CLINTON27.114037
COHASSET2.62362
COLRAIN686.210115
CONCORD1.72643
CONWAY499.21695
CUMMINGTON413.82336
DALTON205.560138
DANVERS0.72932
DARTMOUTH1.52725
DEDHAM2.02555
DEERFIELD305.436157
DENNIS7.718111
DIGHTON0.03170
DOUGLAS81.210169
DOVER0.03170
DRACUT1.72665
DUDLEY40.313046
DUNSTABLE15.61555
DUXBURY2.62354
EAST BRIDGEWATER4.32166
EAST BROOKFIELD219.25848
EASTHAM0.03170
EASTHAMPTON67.4108108
EAST LONGMEADOW33.713553
EASTON4.821111
EDGARTOWN2.42401
EGREMONT32.81364
ERVING116.38221
ESSEX14.21605
EVERETT0.53002
FAIRHAVEN0.03170
FALL RIVER0.43024
FALMOUTH1.62695
FITCHBURG15.115761
FLORIDA949.2571
FOXBOROUGH6.519211
FRAMINGHAM2.922920
FRANKLIN4.421414
FREETOWN19.114717
GARDNER46.312194
GEORGETOWN3.62233
GILL272.44441
GLOUCESTER1.02823
GOSHEN721.7976
GOSNOLD0.03170
GRAFTON37.613467
GRANBY89.99756
GRANVILLE357.43556
GREAT BARRINGTON59.411042
GREENFIELD98.890173
GROTON14.915916
GROVELAND3.12262
HADLEY183.26696
HALIFAX11.91679
HAMILTON6.41935
HAMPDEN46.712024
HANCOCK266.54519
HANOVER3.62245
HANSON1.92562
HARDWICK173.36752
HARVARD56.611237
HARWICH4.92066
HATFIELD290.34095
HAVERHILL0.72964
HAWLEY650.91122
HEATH593.21242
HINGHAM5.420112
HINSDALE425.72186
HOLBROOK2.82333
HOLDEN48.311884
HOLLAND72.510318
HOLLISTON2.22513
HOLYOKE4.321817
HOPEDALE13.51628
HOPKINTON24.514137
HUBBARDSTON161.56871
HUDSON18.715036
HULL4.82085
HUNTINGTON381.33083
IPSWICH2.32463
KINGSTON7.11849
LAKEVILLE2.82303
LANCASTER39.613232
LANESBOROUGH374.231115
LAWRENCE0.03170
LEE223.555132
LEICESTER231.653255
LENOX92.19546
LEOMINSTER19.114878
LEVERETT145.47327
LEXINGTON0.92863
LEYDEN756.3854
LINCOLN1.62701
LITTLETON13.316412
LONGMEADOW8.217813
LOWELL0.03170
LUDLOW41.712788
LUNENBURG101.888103
LYNN0.13151
LYNNFIELD4.32175
MALDEN0.03170
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA1.92571
MANSFIELD1.72614
MARBLEHEAD1.02832
MARION2.02541
MARLBOROUGH11.116843
MARSHFIELD6.319516
MASHPEE0.72941
MATTAPOISETT0.03170
MAYNARD4.92075
MEDFIELD0.03170
MEDFORD0.03170
MEDWAY3.92195
MELROSE0.43061
MENDON13.61618
MERRIMAC15.715410
METHUEN1.72658
MIDDLEBOROUGH7.318317
MIDDLEFIELD191.96310
MIDDLETON4.42134
MILFORD2.52387
MILLBURY48.111964
MILLIS1.32751
MILLVILLE18.81496
MILTON0.43051
MONROE1,157.0214
MONSON81.710070
MONTAGUE126.480107
MONTEREY146.47214
MONTGOMERY262.54622
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.03170
NAHANT0.03170
NANTUCKET1.02841
NATICK2.12537
NEEDHAM0.03170
NEW ASHFORD396.5289
NEW BEDFORD0.33093
NEW BRAINTREE219.65722
NEWBURY1.52711
NEWBURYPORT1.12782
NEW MARLBOROUGH133.37620
NEW SALEM130.87713
NEWTON0.03170
NORFOLK5.32026
NORTH ADAMS69.710595
NORTHAMPTON40.3129115
NORTH ANDOVER0.43081
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH1.02813
NORTHBOROUGH13.416319
NORTHBRIDGE28.613945
NORTH BROOKFIELD151.27071
NORTHFIELD282.74186
NORTH READING0.03170
NORTON3.72217
NORWELL6.61887
NORWOOD1.42734
OAK BLUFFS2.22521
OAKHAM403.42677
ORANGE73.810258
ORLEANS0.03170
OTIS1,098.63176
OXFORD49.411768
PALMER90.596110
PAXTON114.18355
PEABODY1.72609
PELHAM30.41384
PEMBROKE2.82325
PEPPERELL10.317212
PERU451.31938
PETERSHAM129.27916
PHILLIPSTON302.33751
PITTSFIELD113.884506
PLAINFIELD448.22029
PLAINVILLE4.82094
PLYMOUTH4.821027
PLYMPTON10.61713
PRINCETON43.812415
PROVINCETOWN0.03170
QUINCY1.02859
RANDOLPH0.92883
RAYNHAM4.52126
READING1.22773
REHOBOTH6.01977
REVERE0.23131
RICHMOND68.210610
ROCHESTER13.31657
ROCKLAND5.719910
ROCKPORT0.03170
ROWE888.3635
ROWLEY0.03170
ROYALSTON420.02253
RUSSELL281.54250
RUTLAND142.574114
SALEM0.23121
SALISBURY2.42422
SANDISFIELD296.73827
SANDWICH2.42415
SAUGUS0.43041
SAVOY1,424.4198
SCITUATE4.42158
SEEKONK3.62225
SHARON1.12792
SHEFFIELD129.87842
SHELBURNE374.13271
SHERBORN16.81527
SHIRLEY15.115611
SHREWSBURY16.215358
SHUTESBURY123.98122
SOMERSET1.62673
SOMERVILLE0.13141
SOUTHAMPTON183.464106
SOUTHBOROUGH8.21798
SOUTHBRIDGE6.619011
SOUTH HADLEY52.611592
SOUTHWICK252.448240
SPENCER237.951279
SPRINGFIELD6.8187104
STERLING93.29473
STOCKBRIDGE82.69816
STONEHAM0.03170
STOUGHTON1.12803
STOW22.514415
STURBRIDGE53.811450
SUDBURY2.82315
SUNDERLAND159.66959
SUTTON72.310465
SWAMPSCOTT0.03170
SWANSEA5.02038
TAUNTON3.022817
TEMPLETON225.254181
TEWKSBURY1.72625
TISBURY0.03170
TOLLAND371.13318
TOPSFIELD6.51914
TOWNSEND38.813335
TRURO15.01583
TYNGSBOROUGH12.316614
TYRINGHAM953.8431
UPTON21.114616
UXBRIDGE17.815124
WAKEFIELD0.82912
WALES135.97525
WALPOLE1.22763
WALTHAM0.52993
WARE97.49196
WAREHAM5.020411
WARREN67.910735
WARWICK293.73923
WASHINGTON261.74714
WATERTOWN0.92873
WAYLAND0.82921
WEBSTER23.814340
WELLESLEY0.43071
WELLFLEET0.03170
WENDELL105.8869
WENHAM0.03170
WESTBOROUGH9.317617
WEST BOYLSTON44.212234
WEST BRIDGEWATER10.11737
WEST BROOKFIELD193.96272
WESTFIELD62.3109256
WESTFORD10.817024
WESTHAMPTON405.22565
WESTMINSTER94.59269
WEST NEWBURY2.32431
WESTON0.03170
WESTPORT2.62374
WEST SPRINGFIELD22.514564
WEST STOCKBRIDGE53.91137
WEST TISBURY0.03170
WESTWOOD1.42742
WEYMOUTH2.224912
WHATELY586.31388
WHITMAN5.52008
WILBRAHAM40.113157
WILLIAMSBURG395.62998
WILLIAMSTOWN44.012334
WILMINGTON0.92892
WINCHENDON204.261211
WINCHESTER0.53011
WINDSOR883.7779
WINTHROP0.62971
WOBURN0.33111
WORCESTER6.6189120
WORTHINGTON563.31465
WRENTHAM10.017411
YARMOUTH1.72634
SOURCE: Mass. Environmental Police