Snapshot: Percent of housing owner-occupied

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | XXXX, 2011
The percent of owner-occupied homes is much smaller in urban areas than in the suburbs. Communities such as Somerville, Chelsea and Boston have ownership rates in the 30-percent range. Data was compiled by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council from American Community Survey data from 05-09.
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CommunityPercent housing owner occupied, 05-09Rank
Abington73%260
Acton81%186
Acushnet85%132
Adams59%317
Agawam77%223
Alford96%8
Amesbury70%276
Amherst46%341
Andover81%189
Aquinnah63%303
Arlington62%306
Ashburnham89%79
Ashby97%7
Ashfield88%99
Ashland83%156
Athol78%220
Attleboro72%266
Auburn86%123
Avon82%180
Ayer59%318
Barnstable78%218
Barre86%127
Becket88%86
Bedford80%205
Belchertown81%185
Bellingham85%135
Belmont64%299
Berkley97%6
Berlin86%114
Bernardston83%159
Beverly62%305
Billerica87%109
Blackstone77%231
Blandford95%14
Bolton94%28
Boston37%347
Bourne77%225
Boxborough77%230
Boxford98%4
Boylston85%131
Braintree76%240
Brewster84%145
Bridgewater77%229
Brimfield88%84
Brockton59%319
Brookfield86%126
Brookline51%332
Buckland84%146
Burlington77%224
Cambridge38%346
Canton75%244
Carlisle91%47
Carver94%24
Charlemont75%246
Charlton85%134
Chatham79%210
Chelmsford85%138
Chelsea35%350
Cheshire91%43
Chester89%72
Chesterfield86%113
Chicopee60%314
Chilmark87%105
Clarksburg95%17
Clinton60%313
Cohasset87%108
Colrain86%112
Concord82%177
Conway92%40
Cummington72%264
Dalton74%256
Danvers77%222
Dartmouth82%179
Dedham80%198
Deerfield82%173
Dennis80%201
Dighton86%122
Douglas88%89
Dover92%42
Dracut82%172
Dudley76%235
Dunstable95%16
Duxbury91%46
East Bridgewater81%192
East Brookfield85%137
Eastham89%75
Easthampton62%309
East Longmeadow90%64
Easton83%157
Edgartown82%182
Egremont83%154
Erving80%202
Essex72%265
Everett44%344
Fairhaven75%247
Fall River37%348
Falmouth83%158
Fitchburg58%320
Florida93%32
Foxborough75%252
Framingham59%315
Franklin82%171
Freetown91%59
Gardner58%324
Georgetown88%87
Gill81%191
Gloucester67%290
Goshen83%168
Gosnold44%343
Grafton79%215
Granby89%80
Granville93%34
Great Barrington64%298
Greenfield57%325
Groton88%96
Groveland83%164
Hadley69%280
Halifax91%49
Hamilton81%193
Hampden86%118
Hancock87%106
Hanover83%163
Hanson89%78
Hardwick63%304
Harvard93%33
Harwich84%140
Hatfield78%219
Haverhill64%301
Hawley90%69
Heath87%101
Hingham83%162
Hinsdale86%119
Holbrook74%257
Holden88%92
Holland87%107
Holliston90%60
Holyoke43%345
Hopedale79%211
Hopkinton94%29
Hubbardston86%124
Hudson74%258
Hull69%284
Huntington80%207
Ipswich76%238
Kingston83%169
Lakeville94%30
Lancaster85%133
Lanesborough85%128
Lawrence36%349
Lee70%278
Leicester83%152
Lenox66%295
Leominster65%297
Leverett77%221
Lexington82%174
Leyden95%15
Lincoln66%294
Littleton86%115
Longmeadow90%66
Lowell50%335
Ludlow79%214
Lunenburg91%50
Lynn49%336
Lynnfield96%9
Malden48%340
Manchester-by-the-Sea71%273
Mansfield72%263
Marblehead78%216
Marion80%200
Marlborough61%311
Marshfield86%121
Mashpee88%97
Mattapoisett84%148
Maynard72%270
Medfield88%88
Medford62%308
Medway88%93
Melrose67%289
Mendon92%41
Merrimac86%111
Methuen74%253
Middleborough81%190
Middlefield98%2
Middleton88%94
Milford65%296
Millbury75%250
Millis82%183
Millville80%195
Milton83%151
Monroe84%144
Monson83%153
Montague55%327
Monterey79%212
Montgomery98%3
Mount Washington78%217
Nahant72%267
Nantucket73%259
Natick76%236
Needham84%147
New Ashford75%248
New Bedford45%342
New Braintree88%90
Newbury79%209
Newburyport72%269
New Marlborough91%52
New Salem84%142
Newton70%277
Norfolk93%31
North Adams56%326
Northampton58%323
North Andover77%232
North Attleborough76%237
Northborough83%155
Northbridge75%249
North Brookfield61%310
Northfield82%175
North Reading90%68
Norton86%120
Norwell91%55
Norwood58%322
Oak Bluffs83%170
Oakham93%36
Orange69%283
Orleans72%268
Otis90%61
Oxford80%203
Palmer72%262
Paxton96%12
Peabody69%282
Pelham85%139
Pembroke91%44
Pepperell83%167
Peru94%25
Petersham91%51
Phillipston97%5
Pittsfield62%307
Plainfield80%206
Plainville77%228
Plymouth82%178
Plympton94%22
Princeton95%19
Provincetown68%286
Quincy51%333
Randolph73%261
Raynham79%208
Reading87%104
Rehoboth90%70
Revere50%334
Richmond91%56
Rochester94%23
Rockland71%271
Rockport70%279
Rowe89%82
Rowley75%245
Royalston96%13
Russell93%35
Rutland89%77
Salem53%329
Salisbury71%272
Sandisfield94%20
Sandwich92%39
Saugus77%233
Savoy94%27
Scituate87%110
Seekonk89%81
Sharon87%103
Sheffield74%254
Shelburne66%292
Sherborn92%38
Shirley75%243
Shrewsbury77%226
Shutesbury82%176
Somerset84%141
Somerville34%351
Southampton88%91
Southborough91%48
Southbridge49%339
South Hadley80%197
Southwick81%187
Spencer68%285
Springfield52%331
Sterling91%57
Stockbridge66%293
Stoneham70%274
Stoughton77%234
Stow89%74
Sturbridge83%166
Sudbury94%21
Sunderland52%330
Sutton90%62
Swampscott81%188
Swansea85%129
Taunton64%302
Templeton83%150
Tewksbury88%85
Tisbury75%251
Tolland90%67
Topsfield91%45
Townsend88%98
Truro76%241
Tyngsborough88%83
Tyringham85%136
Upton91%53
Uxbridge80%194
Wakefield76%239
Wales91%54
Walpole83%165
Waltham49%338
Ware70%275
Wareham83%161
Warren67%288
Warwick90%71
Washington96%11
Watertown53%328
Wayland89%73
Webster58%321
Wellesley80%204
Wellfleet77%227
Wendell95%18
Wenham88%100
Westborough67%291
West Boylston80%199
West Bridgewater85%130
West Brookfield84%143
Westfield68%287
Westford92%37
Westhampton96%10
Westminster87%102
West Newbury94%26
Weston90%63
Westport82%181
West Springfield59%316
West Stockbridge89%76
West Tisbury83%160
Westwood88%95
Weymouth69%281
Whately86%117
Whitman76%242
Wilbraham91%58
Williamsburg81%184
Williamstown80%196
Wilmington90%65
Winchendon74%255
Winchester83%149
Windsor99%1
Winthrop60%312
Woburn64%300
Worcester49%337
Worthington86%125
Wrentham86%116
Yarmouth79%213
SOURCE: Metropolitan Area Planning Council