Snapshot: Apartments, condos, multis as % of residential parcels

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Aug. 18, 2011
Communities with the highest percent of condos, apartments, and multi-families as a percent of residential parcels are in urban areas, such as Somerville, with the highest percent. The data is from 2011. (Apartment buildings and multis are counted as one parcel, no matter how many units, but each individual condo is considered a separate parcel.)
MunicipalityCondos apts multis as % of all residential parcels 2011Condos apts multisAll residential parcels
ABINGTON21.9%1,0454,777
ACTON32.9%2,4067,305
ACUSHNET5.0%1773,527
ADAMS20.9%5832,787
AGAWAM21.4%2,0939,774
ALFORD1.3%4308
AMESBURY36.2%1,9345,340
AMHERST26.8%1,5125,652
ANDOVER18.2%1,89610,408
AQUINNAH1.4%6416
ARLINGTON42.3%5,86713,866
ASHBURNHAM2.8%692,503
ASHBY1.5%161,097
ASHFIELD6.1%40657
ASHLAND34.8%1,9885,705
ATHOL13.6%5393,959
ATTLEBORO22.9%2,79412,223
AUBURN12.0%6835,699
AVON11.1%1611,450
AYER34.7%7952,291
BARNSTABLE9.0%2,09123,317
BARRE9.8%1701,740
BECKET0.5%81,744
BEDFORD18.5%7574,087
BELCHERTOWN7.6%3504,577
BELLINGHAM17.2%9425,490
BELMONT41.7%3,2407,764
BERKLEY2.6%542,080
BERLIN19.3%192997
BERNARDSTON4.6%37802
BEVERLY23.9%2,64411,076
BILLERICA13.8%1,72712,513
BLACKSTONE25.8%7182,778
BLANDFORD1.5%8522
BOLTON8.2%1421,726
BOSTON74.5%94,332126,606
BOURNE13.9%1,2649,104
BOXBOROUGH41.1%8211,996
BOXFORD0.2%42,652
BOYLSTON14.9%2381,595
BRAINTREE19.1%2,13511,167
BREWSTER21.6%1,5367,108
BRIDGEWATER20.2%1,3276,561
BRIMFIELD0.8%101,298
BROCKTON26.5%5,94022,413
BROOKFIELD10.2%1071,047
BROOKLINE70.3%11,44416,272
BUCKLAND10.1%70696
BURLINGTON7.3%5157,068
CAMBRIDGE82.2%18,22122,157
CANTON23.0%1,5976,936
CARLISLE2.1%351,684
CARVER4.7%1513,236
CHARLEMONT6.7%32479
CHARLTON6.0%2564,238
CHATHAM7.9%5206,553
CHELMSFORD24.1%2,85911,882
CHELSEA83.3%4,2795,139
CHESHIRE4.6%581,259
CHESTER5.1%27533
CHESTERFIELD1.5%8527
CHICOPEE28.2%4,33315,369
CHILMARK0.0%01,275
CLARKSBURG6.8%45661
CLINTON41.8%1,7014,071
COHASSET11.5%3002,617
COLRAIN6.2%41658
CONCORD16.1%8895,522
CONWAY6.2%41661
CUMMINGTON5.2%20381
DALTON14.4%3302,298
DANVERS24.8%2,0208,136
DARTMOUTH7.1%75610,589
DEDHAM15.4%1,1957,785
DEERFIELD16.9%2891,707
DENNIS14.3%1,96313,773
DIGHTON7.0%1622,311
DOUGLAS9.4%2732,891
DOVER5.6%1071,917
DRACUT24.2%2,3689,788
DUDLEY12.9%4643,590
DUNSTABLE1.0%101,033
DUXBURY7.0%3725,316
EAST BRIDGEWATER14.1%6084,314
EAST BROOKFIELD6.9%58840
EASTHAM7.0%3935,594
EASTHAMPTON22.6%1,1655,147
EAST LONGMEADOW3.4%1865,477
EASTON22.2%1,5917,155
EDGARTOWN4.6%1924,199
EGREMONT2.3%18800
ERVING11.4%67590
ESSEX16.8%2081,238
EVERETT66.8%5,5558,312
FAIRHAVEN11.2%6836,106
FALL RIVER50.9%9,12517,913
FALMOUTH8.2%1,63919,978
FITCHBURG36.8%3,77410,259
FLORIDA0.3%1352
FOXBOROUGH15.2%7615,014
FRAMINGHAM24.7%4,41517,850
FRANKLIN20.5%1,9669,604
FREETOWN2.7%823,040
GARDNER28.6%1,5955,578
GEORGETOWN7.9%2072,627
GILL8.9%45505
GLOUCESTER29.2%3,04210,435
GOSHEN4.2%22529
GRAFTON27.6%1,6105,839
GRANBY7.6%1692,219
GRANVILLE4.2%25600
GREAT BARRINGTON16.7%4332,595
GREENFIELD24.7%1,2765,170
GROTON10.7%3753,498
GROVELAND12.6%2652,107
HADLEY6.4%1131,760
HALIFAX14.0%3472,471
HAMILTON3.8%942,461
HAMPDEN3.4%641,864
HANCOCK51.6%333645
HANOVER5.5%2414,363
HANSON6.1%2053,343
HARDWICK17.0%142836
HARVARD8.4%1551,842
HARWICH10.5%9949,508
HATFIELD11.0%1231,123
HAVERHILL42.3%7,52317,789
HAWLEY1.2%2163
HEATH0.8%3379
HINGHAM13.4%9567,115
HINSDALE8.3%78941
HOLBROOK7.4%2523,401
HOLDEN13.3%8656,487
HOLLAND1.6%221,399
HOLLISTON10.2%4874,767
HOLYOKE30.7%2,3597,685
HOPEDALE27.4%5582,039
HOPKINTON12.7%6254,936
HUBBARDSTON11.3%1761,557
HUDSON29.5%1,8476,269
HULL21.9%1,0634,851
HUNTINGTON6.1%51836
IPSWICH21.4%1,0394,847
KINGSTON8.0%3264,062
LAKEVILLE2.7%1033,886
LANCASTER11.4%2602,286
LANESBOROUGH6.3%821,297
LAWRENCE59.7%6,53510,953
LEE16.6%3702,223
LEICESTER11.0%3873,521
LENOX24.1%5102,117
LEOMINSTER29.6%3,39011,442
LEVERETT5.4%38704
LEXINGTON10.9%1,09510,081
LEYDEN1.9%5264
LINCOLN21.5%4121,918
LITTLETON5.0%1482,986
LONGMEADOW1.4%795,527
LOWELL47.4%10,71422,626
LUDLOW14.4%9896,888
LUNENBURG11.3%4413,898
LYNN40.4%7,80519,315
LYNNFIELD3.1%1223,939
MALDEN53.4%6,45812,100
MANCHESTER16.9%3251,924
MANSFIELD20.6%1,3866,726
MARBLEHEAD18.9%1,4427,626
MARION1.8%412,302
MARLBOROUGH32.8%3,41910,419
MARSHFIELD8.8%8769,921
MASHPEE27.1%2,5539,436
MATTAPOISETT4.5%1363,046
MAYNARD23.4%8073,454
MEDFIELD9.5%3663,857
MEDFORD48.8%7,50215,367
MEDWAY10.6%4304,057
MELROSE23.9%1,9868,301
MENDON6.0%1161,932
MERRIMAC17.9%3481,940
METHUEN25.4%3,65414,373
MIDDLEBOROUGH13.8%8836,411
MIDDLEFIELD1.5%3197
MIDDLETON30.1%8462,810
MILFORD30.5%2,5538,375
MILLBURY19.9%8584,316
MILLIS19.2%5072,647
MILLVILLE19.4%1951,007
MILTON10.9%8718,025
MONROE2.8%272
MONSON7.3%2112,895
MONTAGUE21.4%5622,628
MONTEREY3.2%25775
MONTGOMERY0.0%0319
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.0%0150
NAHANT12.0%1581,315
NANTUCKET11.1%9268,379
NATICK26.6%3,07511,578
NEEDHAM11.5%1,0909,441
NEW ASHFORD4.4%491
NEW BEDFORD42.3%9,09821,498
NEW BRAINTREE2.9%9315
NEWBURY10.0%2642,648
NEWBURYPORT37.2%2,5506,849
NEW MARLBOROUGH2.7%25922
NEW SALEM1.6%7446
NEWTON31.4%7,82224,929
NORFOLK5.6%1723,082
NORTH ADAMS28.3%1,0623,749
NORTHAMPTON32.7%2,7228,325
NORTH ANDOVER28.2%2,4438,654
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH22.1%1,9298,710
NORTHBOROUGH17.2%8354,854
NORTHBRIDGE28.6%1,3454,708
NORTH BROOKFIELD15.1%2331,542
NORTHFIELD6.2%711,149
NORTH READING15.7%7885,008
NORTON22.6%1,2915,711
NORWELL4.2%1443,445
NORWOOD25.5%2,0047,844
OAK BLUFFS5.2%1943,708
OAKHAM3.1%21676
ORANGE11.0%2742,488
ORLEANS16.5%7814,726
OTIS0.7%111,595
OXFORD18.2%8134,478
PALMER18.8%7714,102
PAXTON3.1%481,556
PEABODY24.5%3,54614,448
PELHAM5.5%28506
PEMBROKE12.0%7115,919
PEPPERELL13.9%5013,603
PERU0.5%2393
PETERSHAM3.6%18498
PHILLIPSTON2.3%18788
PITTSFIELD21.3%3,07914,424
PLAINFIELD3.2%9277
PLAINVILLE21.6%5302,458
PLYMOUTH15.2%3,21521,153
PLYMPTON2.9%27927
PRINCETON2.3%281,238
PROVINCETOWN72.5%2,4813,423
QUINCY43.5%10,59124,363
RANDOLPH22.9%2,1109,225
RAYNHAM12.0%4874,045
READING16.1%1,2537,774
REHOBOTH4.9%1973,995
REVERE62.0%7,33411,833
RICHMOND3.2%25790
ROCHESTER7.8%1441,835
ROCKLAND27.7%1,4365,188
ROCKPORT24.7%8183,313
ROWE0.5%1213
ROWLEY13.1%2491,898
ROYALSTON2.6%14545
RUSSELL7.6%44580
RUTLAND11.3%3142,783
SALEM57.1%6,47111,334
SALISBURY31.9%1,1183,503
SANDISFIELD0.5%3612
SANDWICH6.1%5508,988
SAUGUS17.3%1,4988,638
SAVOY1.2%4339
SCITUATE8.9%6557,372
SEEKONK3.6%1784,910
SHARON8.1%4615,715
SHEFFIELD3.1%431,399
SHELBURNE19.8%120607
SHERBORN4.1%571,398
SHIRLEY20.9%4021,919
SHREWSBURY18.4%2,06211,182
SHUTESBURY3.7%30819
SOMERSET5.8%3686,391
SOMERVILLE83.8%12,52314,951
SOUTHAMPTON4.7%1002,138
SOUTHBOROUGH11.7%3713,173
SOUTHBRIDGE34.0%1,4004,119
SOUTH HADLEY24.8%1,4185,727
SOUTHWICK11.5%3933,409
SPENCER16.6%6133,700
SPRINGFIELD28.3%10,33736,481
STERLING9.0%2512,781
STOCKBRIDGE13.7%1871,368
STONEHAM28.2%1,9907,050
STOUGHTON24.2%2,0868,619
STOW13.5%3252,401
STURBRIDGE10.7%3603,370
SUDBURY4.0%2255,638
SUNDERLAND14.3%126880
SUTTON9.7%3063,161
SWAMPSCOTT30.5%1,5114,949
SWANSEA3.2%1885,880
TAUNTON32.6%5,03815,462
TEMPLETON9.4%2552,709
TEWKSBURY24.1%2,3669,800
TISBURY11.9%2842,395
TOLLAND0.4%2501
TOPSFIELD3.7%711,930
TOWNSEND10.6%3333,145
TRURO19.4%5162,664
TYNGSBOROUGH20.7%8213,957
TYRINGHAM3.4%9267
UPTON8.7%2102,412
UXBRIDGE27.3%1,2504,586
WAKEFIELD24.9%2,0578,259
WALES5.1%39767
WALPOLE17.5%1,3477,694
WALTHAM38.5%5,44214,138
WARE15.0%4763,174
WAREHAM7.7%78510,249
WARREN15.5%2381,539
WARWICK0.8%3360
WASHINGTON0.0%0249
WATERTOWN69.4%6,6159,530
WAYLAND12.6%5874,652
WEBSTER26.4%1,3725,194
WELLESLEY7.7%6067,918
WELLFLEET11.0%3963,595
WENDELL2.9%11375
WENHAM7.4%881,195
WESTBOROUGH20.4%9924,862
WEST BOYLSTON19.2%4632,415
WEST BRIDGEWATER8.3%1832,199
WEST BROOKFIELD6.8%941,381
WESTFIELD17.7%2,01711,414
WESTFORD15.6%1,1677,479
WESTHAMPTON2.8%19673
WESTMINSTER7.0%1942,776
WEST NEWBURY8.0%1151,445
WESTON6.1%2193,609
WESTPORT8.9%5686,380
WEST SPRINGFIELD19.8%1,5978,069
WEST STOCKBRIDGE3.0%22745
WEST TISBURY1.7%291,745
WESTWOOD1.3%584,548
WEYMOUTH23.0%3,91917,053
WHATELY5.6%30537
WHITMAN23.4%1,0124,325
WILBRAHAM8.7%4425,054
WILLIAMSBURG18.8%171908
WILLIAMSTOWN15.2%3382,223
WILMINGTON2.9%2057,106
WINCHENDON11.7%3743,184
WINCHESTER22.6%1,6407,244
WINDSOR0.9%4455
WINTHROP54.1%2,7235,030
WOBURN26.7%2,90410,894
WORCESTER36.9%14,67139,765
WORTHINGTON1.6%8514
WRENTHAM8.7%3103,554
YARMOUTH14.6%2,19215,045
SOURCE: Department of Revenue