snapshot: a community's real estate value per person

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Feb. 21, 2013
The state has a shorthand way of looking at a community's wealth -- it takes the total value of all real estate and divides it by the number of residents. This shows that the wealthiest communities tend to be clustered in MetroWest, the North Shore, a handful of places on the South Shore, the Cape, and western Mass. The Department of Revenue data is for fiscal 2012.