Snapshot: 3 generations in a household, per 1,000 households

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Feb. 16, 2012
The map shows the communities with the most households with three generations under one roof. The numbers are per 1,000 households and the Census data is from 2010. Lawrence, Brockton, and Randolph are among the communities with the most per 1,000 households.
CommunityHouseholds with 3 generations or more, per 1,000 households, 2010RankNumber households with three or more generations
ABINGTON46.139280
ACTON24.4226200
ACUSHNET47.834188
ADAMS15.431660
AGAWAM29.8172348
ALFORD22.42545
AMESBURY24.1234160
AMHERST15.2321141
ANDOVER25.1223298
AQUINNAH20.72743
ARLINGTON15.6315295
ASHBURNHAM36.39978
ASHBY36.210140
ASHFIELD23.724018
ASHLAND25.5218163
ATHOL36.790171
ATTLEBORO41.064693
AUBURN35.0112229
AVON48.03382
AYER29.517792
BARNSTABLE28.5185547
BARRE35.111171
BECKET31.514924
BEDFORD25.5217131
BELCHERTOWN23.8238133
BELLINGHAM42.956264
BELMONT19.8281191
BERKLEY65.44138
BERLIN35.610640
BERNARDSTON16.930615
BEVERLY25.2222399
BILLERICA57.312804
BLACKSTONE40.865139
BLANDFORD40.76720
BOLTON24.023640
BOSTON35.01138836
BOURNE25.6216201
BOXBOROUGH23.624346
BOXFORD31.614385
BOYLSTON27.719847
BRAINTREE43.354595
BREWSTER16.231071
BRIDGEWATER43.851350
BRIMFIELD28.019340
BROCKTON76.022530
BROOKFIELD37.18751
BROOKLINE11.3335284
BUCKLAND24.323120
BURLINGTON50.623469
CAMBRIDGE13.4326592
CANTON32.9132276
CARLISLE26.021144
CARVER48.628209
CHARLEMONT30.316617
CHARLTON45.840211
CHATHAM12.333038
CHELMSFORD31.3150417
CHELSEA61.46727
CHESHIRE10.734015
CHESTER25.821214
CHESTERFIELD17.63019
CHICOPEE33.8125802
CHILMARK7.53473
CLARKSBURG37.08825
CLINTON29.2179170
COHASSET18.728951
COLRAIN30.716021
CONCORD12.233179
CONWAY18.229514
CUMMINGTON17.33027
DALTON24.123366
DANVERS31.1153330
DARTMOUTH42.457477
DEDHAM32.4137313
DEERFIELD18.529238
DENNIS19.2283133
DIGHTON56.613140
DOUGLAS36.791110
DOVER21.426840
DRACUT53.121582
DUDLEY35.7104145
DUNSTABLE40.57043
DUXBURY23.4246125
EAST BRIDGEWATER64.85308
EAST BROOKFIELD41.16334
EASTHAM16.830740
EASTHAMPTON24.4228176
EAST LONGMEADOW38.578225
EASTON32.8134258
EDGARTOWN17.330331
EGREMONT16.03129
ERVING25.522119
ESSEX27.819639
EVERETT50.226781
FAIRHAVEN35.2109235
FALL RIVER31.61451215
FALMOUTH25.7213362
FITCHBURG40.569614
FLORIDA9.73433
FOXBOROUGH30.3168197
FRAMINGHAM29.8171781
FRANKLIN29.8173328
FREETOWN55.316175
GARDNER23.1249190
GEORGETOWN30.316689
GILL28.219016
GLOUCESTER28.0194349
GOSHEN26.420911
GOSNOLD25.62141
GRAFTON27.0204186
GRANBY32.013976
GRANVILLE32.913320
GREAT BARRINGTON24.323070
GREENFIELD20.0277157
GROTON22.126183
GROVELAND44.845105
HADLEY19.927942
HALIFAX41.660119
HAMILTON27.919575
HAMPDEN40.07176
HANCOCK36.88911
HANOVER44.249208
HANSON56.214195
HARDWICK28.318731
HARVARD21.726441
HARWICH19.9280112
HATFIELD16.930525
HAVERHILL37.883914
HAWLEY39.1755
HEATH29.81749
HINGHAM18.7290158
HINSDALE34.611730
HOLBROOK59.79245
HOLDEN29.6176189
HOLLAND23.124823
HOLLISTON25.5220126
HOLYOKE47.536729
HOPEDALE23.224751
HOPKINTON27.2203135
HUBBARDSTON32.613551
HUDSON36.792276
HULL31.5147146
HUNTINGTON34.611730
IPSWICH20.5276112
KINGSTON38.479179
LAKEVILLE44.844167
LANCASTER38.28092
LANESBOROUGH31.015640
LAWRENCE98.312476
LEE21.926356
LEICESTER45.343182
LENOX14.532333
LEOMINSTER31.6144530
LEVERETT15.731412
LEXINGTON28.6183330
LEYDEN20.82736
LINCOLN19.128646
LITTLETON27.320290
LONGMEADOW17.9298103
LOWELL58.5102252
LUDLOW33.9124274
LUNENBURG38.181146
LYNN60.872024
LYNNFIELD34.0122142
MALDEN48.2311140
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA16.330835
MANSFIELD28.2189237
MARBLEHEAD12.9329105
MARION21.626641
MARLBOROUGH30.9159475
MARSHFIELD33.7126321
MASHPEE27.5201168
MATTAPOISETT24.422961
MAYNARD22.226094
MEDFIELD16.330967
MEDFORD32.5136742
MEDWAY33.6127149
MELROSE22.0262247
MENDON34.112169
MERRIMAC38.97694
METHUEN54.119948
MIDDLEBOROUGH47.735404
MIDDLEFIELD9.23452
MIDDLETON45.542132
MILFORD35.3108384
MILLBURY37.684199
MILLIS31.015594
MILLVILLE43.95048
MILTON38.082352
MONROE0.03510
MONSON28.119192
MONTAGUE21.127278
MONTEREY9.43444
MONTGOMERY36.49712
MOUNT WASHINGTON13.53251
NAHANT18.229528
NANTUCKET12.133251
NATICK22.3259299
NEEDHAM19.1284198
NEW ASHFORD10.53421
NEW BEDFORD37.2861443
NEW BRAINTREE40.56815
NEWBURY30.516379
NEWBURYPORT17.7300135
NEW MARLBOROUGH15.931310
NEW SALEM29.717512
NEWTON20.6275643
NORFOLK23.624272
NORTH ADAMS18.7288110
NORTHAMPTON15.3320183
NORTH ANDOVER25.6215269
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH31.1154340
NORTHBOROUGH29.4178150
NORTHBRIDGE31.9141188
NORTH BROOKFIELD48.32990
NORTHFIELD21.227026
NORTH READING33.3130181
NORTON37.685241
NORWELL31.2151111
NORWOOD26.5208316
OAK BLUFFS22.625245
OAKHAM24.822417
ORANGE36.3100115
ORLEANS16.930450
OTIS26.820619
OXFORD44.647235
PALMER27.7199141
PAXTON30.416447
PEABODY41.461882
PELHAM9.13465
PEMBROKE42.259266
PEPPERELL40.766171
PERU17.92996
PETERSHAM22.325711
PHILLIPSTON30.016919
PITTSFIELD23.8239467
PLAINFIELD22.32586
PLAINVILLE30.6161101
PLYMOUTH33.5128713
PLYMPTON55.71556
PRINCETON24.223231
PROVINCETOWN7.434813
QUINCY34.21191390
RANDOLPH75.73874
RAYNHAM53.520261
READING28.7182267
REHOBOTH50.525207
REVERE51.6221055
RICHMOND10.73417
ROCHESTER44.74681
ROCKLAND43.852293
ROCKPORT22.425572
ROWE12.03332
ROWLEY28.318861
ROYALSTON34.112017
RUSSELL36.69324
RUTLAND36.594102
SALEM30.5162544
SALISBURY44.248152
SANDISFIELD39.87315
SANDWICH26.9205209
SAUGUS50.624522
SAVOY13.43274
SCITUATE30.9158212
SEEKONK42.458215
SHARON29.9170186
SHEFFIELD19.028727
SHELBURNE23.624520
SHERBORN11.133616
SHIRLEY34.911479
SHREWSBURY31.6146424
SHUTESBURY18.229413
SOMERSET50.127355
SOMERVILLE22.4253720
SOUTHAMPTON28.019263
SOUTHBOROUGH24.622582
SOUTHBRIDGE35.7105245
SOUTH HADLEY23.8237162
SOUTHWICK36.496135
SPENCER33.3129158
SPRINGFIELD58.2113303
STERLING34.911598
STOCKBRIDGE18.529317
STONEHAM28.6184257
STOUGHTON54.818564
STOW18.129744
STURBRIDGE23.025183
SUDBURY21.5267124
SUNDERLAND10.933818
SUTTON33.9123109
SWAMPSCOTT21.2271117
SWANSEA47.038286
TAUNTON43.653974
TEMPLETON31.914092
TEWKSBURY54.817575
TISBURY16.131129
TOLLAND35.51077
TOPSFIELD36.49776
TOWNSEND39.872129
TRURO13.232813
TYNGSBOROUGH45.841183
TYRINGHAM7.23491
UPTON21.226958
UXBRIDGE34.8116176
WAKEFIELD30.9157309
WALES39.47429
WALPOLE31.5148275
WALTHAM26.6207630
WARE32.0138132
WAREHAM43.255392
WARREN36.110273
WARWICK30.416510
WASHINGTON31.11527
WATERTOWN20.0278294
WAYLAND19.328293
WEBSTER27.8197197
WELLESLEY15.3319133
WELLFLEET11.033715
WENDELL15.33176
WENHAM19.128526
WESTBOROUGH26.0210180
WEST BOYLSTON27.520072
WEST BRIDGEWATER47.137121
WEST BROOKFIELD23.025034
WESTFIELD29.1181446
WESTFORD33.1131248
WESTHAMPTON24.123515
WESTMINSTER31.714286
WEST NEWBURY18.629128
WESTON23.624489
WESTPORT48.330297
WEST SPRINGFIELD29.1180353
WEST STOCKBRIDGE15.23229
WEST TISBURY10.933913
WESTWOOD23.6241124
WEYMOUTH35.7103801
WHATELY22.425614
WHITMAN48.132255
WILBRAHAM28.4186151
WILLIAMSBURG11.633413
WILLIAMSTOWN14.232436
WILMINGTON59.78450
WINCHENDON36.595139
WINCHESTER25.5219195
WINDSOR5.43502
WINTHROP24.4227190
WOBURN38.577597
WORCESTER41.1622822
WORTHINGTON15.33188
WRENTHAM35.1110130
YARMOUTH21.6265243
SOURCE: US Census