snapshot: where the boaters live

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | May 9, 2013
No surprise, but a heavy concentration of boaters is found along the coast and Cape Cod. But what may be a surprise is that there are far more boaters in western Mass. than there are in Greater Boston. The data looks at the number of registered boats per 10,000 residents and is from 2012. The source is the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
CommunityBoats per 10,000 residentsRankBoats
ABINGTON137.6252220
ACTON69.8321153
ACUSHNET287.3144296
ADAMS212.1197180
AGAWAM246.1172700
ALFORD182.22189
AMESBURY301.5131491
AMHERST35.7343135
ANDOVER75.9314252
AQUINNAH1,639.91251
ARLINGTON30.6345131
ASHBURNHAM634.852386
ASHBY188.721658
ASHFIELD213.019437
ASHLAND116.3275193
ATHOL226.2189262
ATTLEBORO106.2290463
AUBURN198.3205321
AVON140.024961
AYER103.729777
BARNSTABLE1,003.7314,536
BARRE264.9155143
BECKET702.647125
BEDFORD105.1292140
BELCHERTOWN337.2120494
BELLINGHAM179.4220293
BELMONT33.634483
BERKLEY444.589285
BERLIN244.217370
BERNARDSTON239.517951
BEVERLY257.51611,017
BILLERICA134.2258540
BLACKSTONE189.5214171
BLANDFORD608.35675
BOLTON134.825766
BOSTON37.63422,322
BOURNE1,322.3192,612
BOXBOROUGH136.125568
BOXFORD144.4245115
BOYLSTON195.220985
BRAINTREE139.0250497
BREWSTER591.659581
BRIDGEWATER155.8243414
BRIMFIELD526.568190
BROCKTON57.8330542
BROOKFIELD469.081159
BROOKLINE10.035059
BUCKLAND120.926823
BURLINGTON74.3317182
CAMBRIDGE24.9347262
CANTON87.7304189
CARLISLE129.826063
CARVER321.5126370
CHARLEMONT221.219228
CHARLTON460.784598
CHATHAM4,158.432,547
CHELMSFORD100.6300340
CHELSEA38.4341135
CHESHIRE485.375157
CHESTER448.88760
CHESTERFIELD360.110944
CHICOPEE205.42031,136
CHILMARK2,702.14234
CLARKSBURG276.115047
CLINTON119.1272162
COHASSET869.836656
COLRAIN287.314548
CONCORD74.7316132
CONWAY258.315849
CUMMINGTON229.418620
DALTON196.9207133
DANVERS323.1125856
DARTMOUTH481.3761,638
DEDHAM89.4303221
DEERFIELD269.3153138
DENNIS1,217.0241,729
DIGHTON388.1102275
DOUGLAS527.767447
DOVER103.829658
DRACUT119.5271352
DUDLEY296.8139338
DUNSTABLE204.520465
DUXBURY841.4371,267
EAST BRIDGEWATER178.4223246
EAST BROOKFIELD797.140174
EASTHAM1,626.314806
EASTHAMPTON235.5182378
EAST LONGMEADOW176.2225277
EASTON122.4266283
EDGARTOWN2,082.69847
EGREMONT179.621922
ERVING305.612955
ESSEX2,180.47764
EVERETT38.6339161
FAIRHAVEN694.9491,103
FALL RIVER106.2288944
FALMOUTH1,379.9164,351
FITCHBURG85.8306346
FLORIDA332.412325
FOXBOROUGH136.4254230
FRAMINGHAM74.8315511
FRANKLIN106.2289336
FREETOWN497.272441
GARDNER143.9246291
GEORGETOWN222.4191182
GILL726.744109
GLOUCESTER969.5332,791
GOSHEN208.720022
GOSNOLD14,266.71107
GRAFTON160.4239285
GRANBY477.679298
GRANVILLE338.411853
GREAT BARRINGTON177.4224126
GREENFIELD136.9253239
GROTON254.6163271
GROVELAND246.2171159
HADLEY489.573257
HALIFAX340.5117256
HAMILTON291.1141226
HAMPDEN406.7100209
HANCOCK251.016718
HANOVER196.7208273
HANSON274.3151280
HARDWICK301.013290
HARVARD256.1162167
HARWICH916.4351,122
HATFIELD420.996138
HAVERHILL81.8308498
HAWLEY118.72734
HEATH297.513721
HINGHAM566.9601,256
HINSDALE1,038.430211
HOLBROOK122.3267132
HOLDEN175.8227305
HOLLAND1,370.418340
HOLLISTON143.2248194
HOLYOKE110.3282440
HOPEDALE126.926175
HOPKINTON247.2170369
HUBBARDSTON337.7119148
HUDSON184.1217351
HULL773.342796
HUNTINGTON500.071109
IPSWICH1,143.1251,506
KINGSTON413.398522
LAKEVILLE699.948742
LANCASTER192.4212155
LANESBOROUGH634.153196
LAWRENCE15.6349119
LEE353.4115210
LEICESTER298.1136327
LENOX163.223582
LEOMINSTER112.9277460
LEVERETT297.113855
LEXINGTON42.0338132
LEYDEN168.823212
LINCOLN58.232937
LITTLETON240.9176215
LONGMEADOW135.6256214
LOWELL38.4340409
LUDLOW240.3177507
LUNENBURG523.569528
LYNN68.7323621
LYNNFIELD111.2281129
MALDEN29.4346175
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA1,248.123641
MANSFIELD123.4263286
MARBLEHEAD995.1321,971
MARION2,272.361,115
MARLBOROUGH120.5269464
MARSHFIELD551.1621,385
MASHPEE1,268.0221,776
MATTAPOISETT1,632.813987
MAYNARD130.6259132
MEDFIELD111.4280134
MEDFORD72.6319408
MEDWAY151.3244193
MELROSE48.5335131
MENDON239.8178140
MERRIMAC249.3169158
METHUEN68.8322325
MIDDLEBOROUGH252.2166583
MIDDLEFIELD479.87825
MIDDLETON117.9274106
MILFORD104.3294292
MILLBURY290.3143385
MILLIS164.7234130
MILLVILLE253.916581
MILTON66.3326179
MONROE413.2995
MONSON380.8104326
MONTAGUE239.4180202
MONTEREY1,279.921123
MONTGOMERY704.14659
MOUNT WASHINGTON299.41355
NAHANT539.664184
NANTUCKET1,891.5101,924
NATICK123.3264407
NEEDHAM54.7331158
NEW ASHFORD175.42284
NEW BEDFORD105.52911,003
NEW BRAINTREE360.410836
NEWBURY1,059.128706
NEWBURYPORT592.6581,032
NEW MARLBOROUGH430.79065
NEW SALEM353.511435
NEWTON42.5337362
NORFOLK161.2236181
NORTH ADAMS108.0287148
NORTHAMPTON161.1237460
NORTH ANDOVER70.2320199
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH120.2270345
NORTHBOROUGH156.1242221
NORTHBRIDGEnana230
NORTH BROOKFIELD391.0101183
NORTHFIELD254.016477
NORTH READING122.9265183
NORTON174.5229332
NORWELL334.1122351
NORWOOD68.5324196
OAK BLUFFS812.939368
OAKHAM536.366102
ORANGE290.9142228
ORLEANS2,370.151,396
OTIS4,261.82687
OXFORD218.8193300
PALMER315.5127383
PAXTON193.521193
PEABODY87.6305449
PELHAM249.816833
PEMBROKE287.0146512
PEPPERELL143.5247165
PERU425.09236
PETERSHAM356.611244
PHILLIPSTON707.545119
PITTSFIELD227.81871,019
PLAINFIELD169.823111
PLAINVILLE160.9238133
PLYMOUTH453.7862,562
PLYMPTON379.4105107
PRINCETON278.314995
PROVINCETOWN1,373.217404
QUINCY212.11981,957
RANDOLPH52.6332169
RAYNHAM235.4183315
READING73.2318181
REHOBOTH212.8195247
REVERE68.4325354
RICHMOND420.39762
ROCHESTER359.3110188
ROCKLAND138.9251243
ROCKPORT620.054431
ROWE356.211314
ROWLEY618.255362
ROYALSTON286.214736
RUSSELL445.18879
RUTLAND299.8134239
SALEM302.91301,252
SALISBURY464.882385
SANDISFIELD306.012828
SANDWICH464.383960
SAUGUS113.0276301
SAVOY549.16338
SCITUATE937.0341,699
SEEKONK124.6262171
SHARON103.9295183
SHEFFIELD270.215288
SHELBURNE243.017546
SHERBORN102.029842
SHIRLEY156.7241113
SHREWSBURY206.7202736
SHUTESBURY536.46595
SOMERSET258.2159469
SOMERVILLE24.2348183
SOUTHAMPTON486.974282
SOUTHBOROUGH111.6279109
SOUTHBRIDGE108.9283182
SOUTH HADLEY358.6111628
SOUTHWICK741.943705
SPENCER480.077561
SPRINGFIELD76.63131,172
STERLING324.0124253
STOCKBRIDGE472.58092
STONEHAM59.2328127
STOUGHTON95.7301258
STOW300.5133198
STURBRIDGE603.257559
SUDBURY108.2286191
SUNDERLAND211.719978
SUTTON422.893379
SWAMPSCOTT189.3215261
SWANSEA421.794669
TAUNTON178.8221999
TEMPLETON233.4185187
TEWKSBURY105.0293304
TISBURY1,623.215641
TOLLAND1,773.21186
TOPSFIELD190.6213116
TOWNSEND197.2206176
TRURO1,078.426216
TYNGSBOROUGH194.8210220
TYRINGHAM1,284.42042
UPTON244.0174184
UXBRIDGE226.6188305
WAKEFIELD92.7302231
WALES674.651124
WALPOLE112.2278270
WALTHAM44.4336269
WARE421.495416
WAREHAM1,076.9272,350
WARREN261.0157134
WARWICK371.810629
WASHINGTON334.612118
WATERTOWN63.0327201
WAYLAND158.5240206
WEBSTER823.0381,380
WELLESLEY49.3334138
WELLFLEET2,130.98586
WENDELL294.814025
WENHAM172.323084
WESTBOROUGH100.7299184
WEST BOYLSTON178.6222137
WEST BRIDGEWATER212.6196147
WEST BROOKFIELD791.741293
WESTFIELD258.21601,061
WESTFORD175.8226386
WESTHAMPTON367.110759
WESTMINSTER560.761408
WEST NEWBURY384.9103163
WESTON78.131188
WESTPORT1,042.4291,619
WEST SPRINGFIELD165.2233469
WEST STOCKBRIDGE237.418131
WEST TISBURY456.285125
WESTWOOD82.8307121
WEYMOUTH207.52011,115
WHATELY267.415440
WHITMAN108.4285157
WILBRAHAM224.3190319
WILLIAMSBURG233.718458
WILLIAMSTOWN78.731061
WILMINGTON108.4284242
WINCHENDON263.1156271
WINCHESTER52.4333112
WINDSOR511.77046
WINTHROP426.991747
WOBURN80.8309308
WORCESTER76.73121,388
WORTHINGTON285.514833
WRENTHAM351.4116385
YARMOUTH676.2501,609
SOURCE: Mass. Environmental Police