snapshot: residential as a percent of property tax

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Nov. 7, 2013
The chart shows the percent of property tax money that comes from residential property. Many of the communities with the highest percents are small summer towns, wealthy Boston suburbs, or are in western Mass. The data, for fiscal 2013, is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityPercent residential FY2013RankTotal residential collected
ABINGTON85.5207$1,448,300,000
ACTON87.2177$3,208,130,000
ACUSHNET91.8112$950,464,000
ADAMS82.7243$385,154,000
AGAWAM76307$2,052,240,000
ALFORD97.93$256,574,000
AMESBURY83.3238$1,478,700,000
AMHERST89.8142$1,839,980,000
ANDOVER80.1269$5,441,910,000
AQUINNAH97.55$704,701,000
ARLINGTON93.763$6,750,290,000
ASHBURNHAM95.227$545,556,000
ASHBY93.763$265,047,000
ASHFIELD92.596$203,752,000
ASHLAND90.7129$1,906,090,000
ATHOL86.9185$551,330,000
ATTLEBORO80.6265$3,116,710,000
AUBURN70.4328$1,275,580,000
AVON53.1347$404,762,000
AYER64.1341$621,119,000
BARNSTABLE88.2166$11,220,900,000
BARRE87.2177$349,491,000
BECKET91.4123$478,523,000
BEDFORD78.6286$2,175,810,000
BELCHERTOWN92.1105$1,214,340,000
BELLINGHAM70.4328$1,471,880,000
BELMONT94.349$5,099,150,000
BERKLEY95.425$728,472,000
BERLIN74.2319$383,189,000
BERNARDSTON85.8202$181,153,000
BEVERLY85.7204$4,580,820,000
BILLERICA75.9308$4,006,740,000
BLACKSTONE78.7284$641,812,000
BLANDFORD83.7231$138,007,000
BOLTON91.9109$790,516,000
BOSTON65.2340$60,147,400,000
BOURNE87.6174$3,577,950,000
BOXBOROUGH75.3310$711,136,000
BOXFORD96.59$1,522,720,000
BOYLSTON89.4147$531,773,000
BRAINTREE76.4305$3,929,050,000
BREWSTER94.251$3,062,750,000
BRIDGEWATER86.8190$1,969,010,000
BRIMFIELD88.5161$359,460,000
BROCKTON77.1299$4,229,250,000
BROOKFIELD93.276$236,259,000
BROOKLINE90.5132$14,045,800,000
BUCKLAND80.4268$171,181,000
BURLINGTON63.9342$2,981,260,000
CAMBRIDGE61.7345$15,566,600,000
CANTON77.6294$3,080,900,000
CARLISLE982$1,203,880,000
CARVER82.4248$902,613,000
CHARLEMONT86.7191$111,055,000
CHARLTON86.2198$1,198,430,000
CHATHAM92.986$5,380,890,000
CHELMSFORD80.5267$3,603,920,000
CHELSEA67.6335$1,426,060,000
CHESHIRE90.5132$266,771,000
CHESTER92.399$107,650,000
CHESTERFIELD94.545$130,897,000
CHICOPEE77.5296$2,778,520,000
CHILMARK97.84$3,076,660,000
CLARKSBURG96.312$114,361,000
CLINTON84.6219$904,589,000
COHASSET9384$2,344,390,000
COLRAIN88170$144,151,000
CommunityPercent residential FY2013RankTotal residential collected
CONCORD90.7129$4,584,010,000
CONWAY91.2124$231,909,000
CUMMINGTON88.5161$115,684,000
DALTON83.6233$496,672,000
DANVERS73.4321$2,858,550,000
DARTMOUTH83.3238$4,075,030,000
DEDHAM79.3277$3,134,310,000
DEERFIELD74.9312$487,649,000
DENNIS92.2102$5,385,090,000
DIGHTON85.8202$716,339,000
DOUGLAS93.860$801,307,000
DOVER97.36$2,079,900,000
DRACUT90.2136$2,517,610,000
DUDLEY92108$746,689,000
DUNSTABLE96.411$443,558,000
DUXBURY95.718$3,076,140,000
EAST BRIDGEWATER89.1153$1,382,960,000
EAST BROOKFIELD90.9126$202,339,000
EASTHAM95.916$2,571,860,000
EASTHAMPTON87183$1,218,840,000
EAST LONGMEADOW82.6245$1,465,960,000
EASTON85.7204$2,468,110,000
EDGARTOWN92.791$6,117,330,000
EGREMONT94.155$360,331,000
ERVING18.7351$120,549,000
ESSEX89.2151$674,206,000
EVERETT63.7343$2,260,830,000
FAIRHAVEN85.6206$1,643,990,000
FALL RIVER77.6294$4,119,570,000
FALMOUTH92.2102$9,783,240,000
FITCHBURG78.7284$1,634,790,000
FLORIDA49.6348$59,236,600
FOXBOROUGH74.2319$1,933,000,000
FRAMINGHAM76.8301$5,581,500,000
FRANKLIN78.9282$3,217,480,000
FREETOWN81.7255$912,108,000
GARDNER82.1252$969,707,000
GEORGETOWN90.7129$1,028,190,000
GILL78.8283$117,522,000
GLOUCESTER88.9155$4,547,190,000
GOSHEN94.349$134,098,000
GOSNOLD98.21$268,821,000
GRAFTON90.3135$1,860,500,000
GRANBY91.8112$528,427,000
GRANVILLE83.6233$161,881,000
GREAT BARRINGTON79.3277$1,078,670,000
GREENFIELD74.9312$976,756,000
GROTON93.667$1,413,790,000
GROVELAND90.8128$722,665,000
HADLEY65.9339$599,165,000
HALIFAX89.3149$672,066,000
HAMILTON94.643$1,222,150,000
HAMPDEN92.889$505,553,000
HANCOCK59.9346$176,993,000
HANOVER82.5247$1,889,420,000
HANSON92.399$1,068,960,000
HARDWICK91.6118$213,530,000
HARVARD9534$1,003,830,000
HARWICH92.791$4,154,170,000
HATFIELD74.3317$371,394,000
HAVERHILL82.6245$4,056,940,000
HAWLEY92.791$43,873,300
HEATH9384$82,535,800
HINGHAM87.2177$4,743,270,000
HINSDALE84.4222$248,791,000
HOLBROOK84.7218$857,185,000
HOLDEN93.763$1,697,600,000
HOLLAND95.326$287,818,000
HOLLISTON87.2177$1,772,690,000
HOLYOKE71.5326$1,494,530,000
HOPEDALE88.1167$565,801,000
HOPKINTON82.8241$2,327,610,000
HUBBARDSTON93.375$389,645,000
HUDSON81.7255$1,729,400,000
HULL95.227$1,735,290,000
HUNTINGTON93.860$178,257,000
IPSWICH88.4163$2,061,290,000
KINGSTON84.2225$1,404,820,000
LAKEVILLE84.9216$1,194,480,000
LANCASTER86.3197$651,079,000
LANESBOROUGH80270$314,278,000
LAWRENCE76.3306$2,151,290,000
LEE70330$614,778,000
LEICESTER89.2151$813,243,000
LENOX81.1261$915,946,000
LEOMINSTER78291$2,397,730,000
LEVERETT96.214$241,674,000
LEXINGTON86.6194$7,196,490,000
LEYDEN95.227$83,169,900
LINCOLN96.214$1,653,780,000
LITTLETON78.5287$1,151,110,000
LONGMEADOW95.131$1,935,010,000
LOWELL82.3249$5,005,370,000
LUDLOW84.2225$1,498,440,000
LUNENBURG89.8142$1,016,140,000
LYNN84228$4,442,400,000
LYNNFIELD91.5120$2,082,580,000
MALDEN85.1213$4,102,620,000
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA93.471$1,951,830,000
MANSFIELD75.5309$2,331,030,000
MARBLEHEAD94.545$4,773,370,000
MARION92.2102$1,401,250,000
MARLBOROUGH67.6335$3,014,190,000
MARSHFIELD92.498$3,866,210,000
MASHPEE91.7115$4,025,690,000
MATTAPOISETT93.276$1,441,660,000
MAYNARD87.3176$1,042,850,000
MEDFIELD94.251$2,123,140,000
MEDFORD86.9185$5,608,200,000
MEDWAY86.4196$1,378,210,000
MELROSE9456$3,357,040,000
MENDON88.9155$697,878,000
MERRIMAC94.643$627,690,000
METHUEN83.7231$3,564,110,000
MIDDLEBOROUGH79.4276$1,747,270,000
MIDDLEFIELD90.9126$59,371,100
MIDDLETON82.7243$1,298,550,000
MILFORD77.3298$2,145,670,000
MILLBURY76.8301$952,921,000
MILLIS89.5146$894,544,000
MILLVILLE93.276$250,263,000
MILTON95.817$4,142,850,000
MONROE43.5349$9,712,170
MONSON91.6118$683,921,000
MONTAGUE74.7314$530,668,000
MONTEREY96.312$482,964,000
MONTGOMERY95.718$99,284,400
MOUNT WASHINGTON97.17$81,912,200
NAHANT95.718$703,079,000
NANTUCKET93.181$15,890,700,000
NATICK76.7303$4,779,080,000
NEEDHAM87.4175$6,922,040,000
NEW ASHFORD81.1261$31,799,000
NEW BEDFORD80270$4,381,850,000
NEW BRAINTREE93.957$103,777,000
NEWBURY95.227$1,140,840,000
NEWBURYPORT85.5207$2,783,700,000
NEW MARLBOROUGH94.251$443,965,000
NEW SALEM93.471$99,582,900
NEWTON89.3149$18,446,000,000
NORFOLK93.276$1,365,270,000
NORTH ADAMS77.5296$550,494,000
NORTHAMPTON80270$2,545,570,000
NORTH ANDOVER87183$3,713,070,000
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH79280$2,651,280,000
NORTHBOROUGH74.6315$1,857,910,000
NORTHBRIDGE86.5195$1,215,230,000
NORTH BROOKFIELD91.9109$348,461,000
NORTHFIELD67337$273,490,000
NORTH READING87.1181$2,197,020,000
NORTON83.9229$1,634,230,000
NORWELL84.4222$1,874,640,000
NORWOOD69.7331$2,958,160,000
OAK BLUFFS92.889$2,330,490,000
OAKHAM93.181$181,508,000
ORANGE85.1213$407,069,000
ORLEANS92.1105$3,270,370,000
OTIS93.667$565,274,000
OXFORD79.5274$1,010,160,000
PALMER82.9240$763,408,000
PAXTON94.741$426,510,000
PEABODY76.6304$4,728,970,000
PELHAM94.936$160,822,000
PEMBROKE86.7191$1,989,620,000
PEPPERELL93.957$1,044,750,000
PERU92.399$81,605,900
PETERSHAM89.4147$130,224,000
PHILLIPSTON93.860$173,058,000
PITTSFIELD78.5287$2,623,410,000
PLAINFIELD82.8241$61,070,600
PLAINVILLE72.6322$825,873,000
PLYMOUTH77.9293$6,708,050,000
PLYMPTON81.3258$325,528,000
PRINCETON95.621$418,724,000
PROVINCETOWN82.2250$1,888,430,000
QUINCY81.4257$8,650,380,000
RANDOLPH85.2211$2,264,300,000
RAYNHAM71.7325$1,237,960,000
READING89.9141$3,313,540,000
REHOBOTH91.5120$1,428,270,000
REVERE84.6219$3,187,490,000
RICHMOND94.545$395,759,000
ROCHESTER86.9185$688,085,000
ROCKLAND79280$1,306,620,000
ROCKPORT93.471$1,584,840,000
ROWE19350$52,604,200
ROWLEY84.6219$702,892,000
ROYALSTON9534$138,006,000
RUSSELL87.8173$115,373,000
RUTLAND94.839$674,649,000
SALEM82.2250$3,227,550,000
SALISBURY80.9263$1,152,840,000
SANDISFIELD90139$186,471,000
SANDWICH86.9185$3,170,640,000
SAUGUS78.3290$2,924,630,000
SAVOY92.695$56,859,700
SCITUATE95.524$3,608,700,000
SEEKONK75.1311$1,527,160,000
SHARON92.1105$2,437,610,000
SHEFFIELD85215$521,417,000
SHELBURNE79.8273$183,385,000
SHERBORN95.131$1,032,070,000
SHIRLEY89.1153$508,073,000
SHREWSBURY86.9185$4,155,770,000
SHUTESBURY96.98$208,732,000
SOMERSET70.6327$1,620,600,000
SOMERVILLE84.9216$7,293,250,000
SOUTHAMPTON93.957$620,199,000
SOUTHBOROUGH80.7264$1,668,610,000
SOUTHBRIDGE77.1299$705,904,000
SOUTH HADLEY90.5132$1,344,620,000
SOUTHWICK88.8158$860,445,000
SPENCER87.1181$803,742,000
SPRINGFIELD72.6322$4,858,360,000
STERLING86.2198$800,513,000
STOCKBRIDGE90139$723,799,000
STONEHAM88.1167$2,572,760,000
STOUGHTON78.5287$2,340,950,000
STOW91.2124$1,035,230,000
STURBRIDGE81.3258$899,725,000
SUDBURY92.986$3,590,750,000
SUNDERLAND88170$303,797,000
SUTTON88.3165$1,043,140,000
SWAMPSCOTT92.791$2,010,740,000
SWANSEA84.2225$1,601,140,000
TAUNTON78291$3,454,480,000
TEMPLETON88.4163$479,630,000
TEWKSBURY80.6265$3,063,900,000
TISBURY88.9155$2,196,680,000
TOLLAND91.7115$163,736,000
TOPSFIELD91.7115$1,054,010,000
TOWNSEND90.2136$694,491,000
TRURO93.667$1,881,740,000
TYNGSBOROUGH85.9200$1,171,900,000
TYRINGHAM93.471$176,037,000
UPTON93.763$879,607,000
UXBRIDGE85.3210$1,233,210,000
WAKEFIELD84.4222$3,235,460,000
WALES91.9109$146,538,000
WALPOLE85.9200$3,082,100,000
WALTHAM66.8338$5,697,870,000
WARE85.2211$616,475,000
WAREHAM82253$2,555,540,000
WARREN88.1167$285,200,000
WARWICK94.936$73,600,200
WASHINGTON93.570$65,515,500
WATERTOWN81.2260$4,101,520,000
WAYLAND94.839$2,754,980,000
WEBSTER83.9229$1,143,460,000
WELLESLEY88170$8,234,180,000
WELLFLEET94.936$2,058,670,000
WENDELL83.4237$75,512,500
WENHAM95.621$638,715,000
WESTBOROUGH62.2344$2,044,560,000
WEST BOYLSTON79.3277$639,257,000
WEST BRIDGEWATER68.7334$663,195,000
WEST BROOKFIELD91.8112$309,509,000
WESTFIELD83.6233$2,664,640,000
WESTFORD85.5207$3,283,470,000
WESTHAMPTON94.545$203,047,000
WESTMINSTER81.8254$671,617,000
WEST NEWBURY96.59$706,313,000
WESTON95.131$4,941,060,000
WESTPORT92.596$2,723,330,000
WEST SPRINGFIELD69.3333$1,776,860,000
WEST STOCKBRIDGE93.276$345,098,000
WEST TISBURY95.621$2,276,410,000
WESTWOOD86.7191$3,025,450,000
WEYMOUTH83.5236$4,871,690,000
WHATELY74.3317$180,522,000
WHITMAN89.8142$1,145,950,000
WILBRAHAM88.7159$1,414,440,000
WILLIAMSBURG91.5120$273,776,000
WILLIAMSTOWN88.7159$882,887,000
WILMINGTON74.4316$2,569,770,000
WINCHENDON90.2136$581,513,000
WINCHESTER94.741$5,153,670,000
WINDSOR94.251$106,703,000
WINTHROP92.986$1,548,120,000
WOBURN69.7331$3,984,240,000
WORCESTER71.9324$7,817,610,000
WORTHINGTON93.181$151,495,000
WRENTHAM79.5274$1,341,940,000
YARMOUTH89.6145$4,573,450,000
SOURCE: Department of Revenue