SNAPSHOT: EXCISE TAX PER RESIDENT, 2011

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | May 31, 2012
The state levies an annual excise tax on all motor vehicles, which is based on value and age. Calculated on a per resident basis, it provides a shorthand basis for measuring which communities house the most expensive and latest models. (The tax includes trailers.) Weston residents paid the highest excise amount, per resident, at $232. Chelsea was second because of a quirk -- rental companies house thousands of fleet cars there. The data, from the Department of Revenue, is for fiscal 2011.
CommunityExcise tax collected per resident, 2011State rankTotal excise collected
ABINGTON $98236$1,572,702
ACTON $119119$2,599,291
ACUSHNET $97244$1,002,672
ADAMS $85296$720,474
AGAWAM $104205$2,961,013
ALFORD $1796$88,623
AMESBURY $95252$1,542,432
AMHERST $38334$1,423,261
ANDOVER $13652$4,531,283
AQUINNAHNANANA
ARLINGTON $91272$3,898,459
ASHBURNHAM $104205$629,949
ASHBY $110173$337,546
ASHFIELD $98236$169,904
ASHLAND $120115$1,995,830
ATHOL $76308$880,410
ATTLEBORO $93262$4,041,325
AUBURN $14339$2,317,004
AVON $15321$667,907
AYER $89279$663,493
BARNSTABLE $12878$5,785,513
BARRE $100227$540,042
BECKET $113159$200,440
BEDFORD $122105$1,623,895
BELCHERTOWN $102220$1,493,208
BELLINGHAM $116144$1,899,661
BELMONT $116144$2,857,733
BERKLEY $97244$623,652
BERLIN $120115$344,232
BERNARDSTON $106195$225,557
BEVERLY $97244$3,841,248
BILLERICA $119119$4,782,697
BLACKSTONE $90276$809,854
BLANDFORD $88281$108,319
BOLTON $13751$671,647
BOSTON $76308$46,977,477
BOURNE $104205$2,056,390
BOXBOROUGH $12683$629,000
BOXFORD $1678$1,329,604
BOYLSTON $14925$646,846
BRAINTREE $121111$4,310,883
BREWSTER $115150$1,130,800
BRIDGEWATER $96249$2,553,624
BRIMFIELD $116144$417,759
BROCKTON $60326$5,619,189
BROOKFIELD $104205$353,480
BROOKLINE $88281$5,178,153
BUCKLAND $86291$162,694
BURLINGTON $12493$3,026,987
CAMBRIDGE $59327$6,195,967
CANTON $15321$3,289,549
CARLISLE $16113$780,132
CARVER $100227$1,146,585
CHARLEMONT $90276$113,535
CHARLTON $113159$1,465,096
CHATHAM $15816$967,763
CHELMSFORD $122105$4,118,411
CHELSEA $2022$7,107,388
CHESHIRE $12683$407,450
CHESTER $93262$124,588
CHESTERFIELD $110173$134,746
CHICOPEE $72316$4,000,001
CHILMARK NANANA
CLARKSBURG $107191$182,084
CLINTON $80304$1,093,349
COHASSET $15023$1,132,485
COLRAIN $95252$158,783
CONCORD $12971$2,280,635
CONWAY $101224$191,897
CUMMINGTON $103212$89,451
DALTON $105199$711,709
DANVERS $12878$3,393,048
DARTMOUTH $98236$3,345,041
DEDHAM $110173$2,714,442
DEERFIELD $106195$542,978
DENNIS $12683$1,784,934
DIGHTON $105199$744,953
DOUGLAS $115150$977,904
DOVER $1884$1,051,856
DRACUT $113159$3,325,552
DUDLEY $99231$1,125,849
DUNSTABLE $13265$418,871
DUXBURY $13849$2,071,180
EAST BRIDGEWATER$96249$1,327,708
EAST BROOKFIELD$109180$238,048
EASTHAM $12971$638,715
EASTHAMPTON $89279$1,431,561
EAST LONGMEADOW$110173$1,728,315
EASTON $12683$2,915,169
EDGARTOWN NANANA
EGREMONT $14925$182,126
ERVING $69319$123,564
ESSEX $14632$510,255
EVERETT $67321$2,805,450
FAIRHAVEN $87287$1,388,884
FALL RIVER $66322$5,832,709
FALMOUTH $118127$3,729,147
FITCHBURG $74314$2,976,226
FLORIDA $49332$36,715
FOXBOROUGH $12493$2,093,074
FRAMINGHAM $91272$6,187,030
FRANKLIN $118127$3,742,702
FREETOWN $14728$1,300,934
GARDNER $77306$1,559,967
GEORGETOWN $13069$1,062,553
GILL $102220$153,450
GLOUCESTER $99231$2,856,104
GOSHEN $114155$120,137
GOSNOLD NANANA
GRAFTON $114155$2,025,406
GRANBY $100227$626,036
GRANVILLE $116144$181,044
GREAT BARRINGTON$95252$674,869
GREENFIELD $75313$1,308,082
GROTON $118127$1,252,171
GROVELAND $115150$745,523
HADLEY $95252$497,680
HALIFAX $103212$775,029
HAMILTON $117138$908,783
HAMPDEN $119119$613,695
HANCOCK $119119$84,972
HANOVER $13554$1,875,331
HANSON $108187$1,099,739
HARDWICK $83298$247,055
HARVARD $112166$729,805
HARWICH $12780$1,549,038
HATFIELD $1845$603,109
HAVERHILL $84297$5,109,145
HAWLEY $87287$29,315
HEATH $86291$60,686
HINGHAM $13947$3,087,072
HINSDALE $111170$225,302
HOLBROOK $95252$1,025,616
HOLDEN $114155$1,981,272
HOLLAND $102220$253,168
HOLLISTON $13069$1,763,405
HOLYOKE $54329$2,147,915
HOPEDALE $118127$696,000
HOPKINTON $14535$2,160,263
HUBBARDSTON $119119$522,397
HUDSON $106195$2,027,757
HULL $99231$1,022,582
HUNTINGTON $91272$199,246
IPSWICH $12493$1,640,111
KINGSTON $110173$1,395,423
LAKEVILLE $123101$1,307,154
LANCASTER $103212$831,559
LANESBOROUGH $118127$364,592
LAWRENCE $41333$3,115,739
LEE $109180$646,769
LEICESTER $94258$1,035,109
LENOX $12493$624,998
LEOMINSTER $92267$3,735,878
LEVERETT $13167$243,066
LEXINGTON $12971$4,044,449
LEYDEN $107191$75,786
LINCOLN $13455$854,189
LITTLETON $118127$1,054,097
LONGMEADOW $12780$2,001,277
LOWELL $63325$6,702,555
LUDLOW $94258$1,993,048
LUNENBURG $117138$1,179,520
LYNN $52330$4,738,410
LYNNFIELD $1747$2,021,065
MALDEN $68320$4,019,381
Manchester-by-the-sea$14632$750,775
MANSFIELD $112166$2,585,548
MARBLEHEAD $13947$2,757,607
MARION $119119$584,350
MARLBOROUGH $101224$3,884,752
MARSHFIELD $113159$2,839,028
MASHPEE $115150$1,615,882
MATTAPOISETT $121111$728,455
MAYNARD $98236$992,565
MEDFIELD $14728$1,764,539
MEDFORD $86291$4,850,857
MEDWAY $115150$1,472,712
MELROSE $98236$2,636,176
MENDON $13455$780,939
MERRIMAC $105199$668,407
METHUEN $96249$4,554,563
MIDDLEBOROUGH $104205$2,396,804
MIDDLEFIELD $104205$54,035
MIDDLETON $14241$1,274,610
MILFORD $102220$2,860,833
MILLBURY $113159$1,497,485
MILLIS $117138$926,978
MILLVILLE $105199$336,446
MILTON $111170$3,010,535
MONROE $12493$14,986
MONSON $95252$816,576
MONTAGUE $76308$643,163
MONTEREY $120115$114,919
MONTGOMERY $117138$97,882
MOUNT WASHINGTON$122105$20,451
NAHANT $13362$452,233
NANTUCKET $1973$2,004,717
NATICK $119119$3,931,401
NEEDHAM $14728$4,256,790
NEW ASHFORD NANANA
NEW BEDFORD $58328$5,504,811
NEW BRAINTREE $107191$106,616
NEWBURY $14043$931,491
NEWBURYPORT $122105$2,120,748
NEW MARLBOROUGH$13265$199,852
NEW SALEM $93262$92,526
NEWTON $118127$10,008,481
NORFOLK $116144$1,305,678
NORTH ADAMS $65323$891,838
NORTHAMPTON $77306$2,186,735
NORTH ANDOVER $13362$3,775,200
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH$108187$3,111,411
NORTHBOROUGH $14339$2,019,845
NORTHBRIDGE $99231$1,551,024
NORTH BROOKFIELD$88281$413,952
NORTHFIELD $110173$332,644
NORTH READING $14535$2,160,201
NORTON $110173$2,091,964
NORWELL $15518$1,628,254
NORWOOD $118127$3,381,254
OAK BLUFFS $122105$551,194
OAKHAM $12588$237,596
ORANGE $71317$556,550
ORLEANS $14535$854,041
OTIS $123101$198,505
OXFORD NANANA
PALMER $98236$1,186,299
PAXTON $109180$523,352
PEABODY $109180$5,576,646
PELHAM $93262$123,323
PEMBROKE $111170$1,976,769
PEPPERELL $107191$1,229,393
PERU $103212$87,130
PETERSHAM $105199$128,963
PHILLIPSTON $109180$183,416
PITTSFIELD $88281$3,958,890
PLAINFIELD NANANA
PLAINVILLE $123101$1,014,575
PLYMOUTH NANANA
PLYMPTON $113159$317,631
PRINCETON $14632$496,676
PROVINCETOWN $14142$415,556
QUINCY $81301$7,441,465
RANDOLPH $86291$2,766,310
RAYNHAM $12971$1,721,153
READING $119119$2,936,623
REHOBOTH $121111$1,410,367
REVERE $80304$4,145,747
RICHMOND $16311$240,110
ROCHESTER $12971$673,096
ROCKLAND $92267$1,609,659
ROCKPORT $105199$731,439
ROWE $103212$40,623
ROWLEY $13652$797,367
ROYALSTON NANANA
RUSSELL $94258$166,463
RUTLAND $121111$964,423
SALEM $76308$3,147,826
SALISBURY $109180$903,598
SANDISFIELD $114155$104,755
SANDWICH $118127$2,446,956
SAUGUS $113159$2,996,180
SAVOY $106195$73,687
SCITUATE $12493$2,240,413
SEEKONK $12971$1,769,127
SHARON $13849$2,432,337
SHEFFIELD $13167$426,411
SHELBURNE $92267$174,699
SHERBORN $16113$662,534
SHIRLEY $88281$631,117
SHREWSBURY $12588$4,437,527
SHUTESBURY $87287$154,651
SOMERSET $98236$1,783,538
SOMERVILLE $65323$4,894,602
SOUTHAMPTON $12588$726,756
SOUTHBOROUGH $1669$1,624,565
SOUTHBRIDGE $70318$1,173,465
SOUTH HADLEY $88281$1,538,616
SOUTHWICK $108187$1,023,781
SPENCER $92267$1,073,036
SPRINGFIELD $50331$7,691,115
STERLING $13455$1,048,402
STOCKBRIDGE NANANA
STONEHAM $118127$2,532,215
STOUGHTON $112166$3,030,640
STOW $13455$879,797
STURBRIDGE $12493$1,144,741
SUDBURY $15617$2,762,000
SUNDERLAND $83298$306,127
SUTTON $14728$1,314,421
SWAMPSCOTT $12971$1,783,303
SWANSEA $104205$1,654,962
TAUNTON $86291$4,810,347
TEMPLETON $98236$786,516
TEWKSBURY $118127$3,414,843
TISBURY NANANA
TOLLAND $103212$50,043
TOPSFIELD $14043$852,856
TOWNSEND $101224$897,881
TRURO $16510$329,982
TYNGSBOROUGH $14043$1,583,890
TYRINGHAM $16113$52,751
UPTON $12588$941,820
UXBRIDGE $112166$1,506,803
WAKEFIELD $122105$3,044,149
WALES $87287$159,780
WALPOLE $117138$2,820,475
WALTHAM $97244$5,882,417
WARE $82300$813,931
WAREHAM $93262$2,039,957
WARREN $74314$381,714
WARWICK $97244$75,672
WASHINGTON NANANA
WATERTOWN $100227$3,200,927
WAYLAND $15419$2,004,097
WEBSTER $90276$1,502,690
WELLESLEY $14925$4,176,808
WELLFLEET $14043$383,734
WENDELL NANANA
WENHAM $109180$529,432
WESTBOROUGH $14535$2,644,985
WEST BOYLSTON $116144$889,089
WEST BRIDGEWATER$15023$1,034,182
WEST BROOKFIELD$99231$364,632
WESTFIELD $91272$3,730,219
WESTFORD $123101$2,692,125
WESTHAMPTON $12683$201,912
WESTMINSTER $12588$910,353
WEST NEWBURY $13455$567,590
WESTON $2321$2,614,060
WESTPORT $120115$1,864,572
WEST SPRINGFIELD$103212$2,926,093
WEST STOCKBRIDGENANANA
WEST TISBURY NANANA
WESTWOOD $16311$2,382,328
WEYMOUTH $94258$5,076,551
WHATELY $15419$230,402
WHITMAN $92267$1,331,789
WILBRAHAM $12493$1,756,330
WILLIAMSBURG $103212$254,591
WILLIAMSTOWN $76308$591,708
WILMINGTON $13362$2,968,035
WINCHENDON $81301$837,021
WINCHESTER $13455$2,859,885
WINDSOR NANANA
WINTHROP $81301$1,423,668
WOBURN $12780$4,823,490
WORCESTER NANANA
WORTHINGTON $117138$135,162
WRENTHAM $13455$1,471,918
YARMOUTH $108187$2,575,039
SOURCE: Department of Revenue