snapshot: hybrids per 1,000 vehicles

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | March 7, 2013
Hybrids are scattered across Massachusetts, but the highest concentrations are often in wealthy communities or in towns around academic institutions. Concord, Lincoln, Carlisle, Amherst, and Cambridge are among those with high numbers of hybrids per 1,000 vehicles. The 2013 data is from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The data also includes other types of alternative fuel cars, such as electric and propane.
CommunityHybrids per 1,000 vehiclesRankAll hybrids, 2013All vehicles
ABINGTON14.024818513,232
ACTON33.12158717,746
ACUSHNET8.1338799,735
ADAMS10.5319726,845
AGAWAM10.931327024,702
ALFORD19.613710509
AMESBURY16.519921813,215
AMHERST43.1558813,628
ANDOVER25.75967526,263
AQUINNAH19.81319454
ARLINGTON29.83087629,402
ASHBURNHAM17.3182945,430
ASHBY19.1151583,030
ASHFIELD23.281401,726
ASHLAND19.912828114,093
ATHOL17.01891508,843
ATTLEBORO11.829540734,375
AUBURN13.925321015,131
AVON13.1269594,508
AYER18.41671226,639
BARNSTABLE22.09493342,354
BARRE16.8194804,751
BECKET9.2332171,839
BEDFORD28.24033111,729
BELCHERTOWN16.120721413,281
BELLINGHAM16.519824614,885
BELMONT32.32556017,351
BERKLEY10.2323615,953
BERLIN20.8115602,891
BERNARDSTON15.4226332,138
BEVERLY15.921446729,389
BILLERICA16.520058435,464
BLACKSTONE11.3308897,885
BLANDFORD13.9251171,220
BOLTON33.4171484,428
BOSTON21.71036,291289,248
BOURNE19.514032816,844
BOXBOROUGH28.0411234,392
BOXFORD26.7491987,403
BOYLSTON21.4108924,309
BRAINTREE15.522445229,199
BREWSTER26.9482569,530
BRIDGEWATER12.827424619,267
BRIMFIELD17.9169653,622
BROCKTON9.233449954,151
BROOKFIELD11.2311373,311
BROOKLINE40.361,11727,747
BUCKLAND24.372421,726
BURLINGTON18.416537620,399
CAMBRIDGE39.0111,73844,557
CANTON19.713338019,247
CARLISLE43.442034,674
CARVER11.630011810,151
CHARLEMONT12.5276151,204
CHARLTON16.320419211,787
CHATHAM26.1541877,170
CHELMSFORD19.414259230,577
CHELSEA10.432029728,623
CHESHIRE16.9193553,263
CHESTER12.1289151,243
CHESTERFIELD22.095261,181
CHICOPEE10.232441540,813
CHILMARK29.431451,529
CLARKSBURG15.8216231,456
CLINTON13.126514010,649
COHASSET26.7501736,470
COLRAIN11.3307181,587
CommunityHybrids per 1,000 vehiclesRankAll hybrids, 2013All vehicles
CONCORD47.4165313,780
CONWAY22.587371,648
CUMMINGTON17.318116924
DALTON13.3261765,702
DANVERS13.326231023,365
DARTMOUTH11.630131927,504
DEDHAM19.513937619,294
DEERFIELD25.2681204,768
DENNIS20.911230414,572
DIGHTON12.2282836,782
DOUGLAS13.52551067,832
DOVER27.9421425,081
DRACUT13.027233725,949
DUDLEY12.12871139,309
DUNSTABLE22.489662,951
DUXBURY25.66333513,103
EASTHAM30.5281705,576
EASTHAMPTON15.622121513,817
EASTON18.516235419,147
E BRIDGEWATER12.228414411,824
E BROOKFIELD9.1336192,095
EDGARTOWN23.1821466,315
EGREMONT15.4227211,363
E LONGMEADOW11.729916013,713
ERVING10.8315151,388
ESSEX26.253903,430
EVERETT11.430525822,656
FAIRHAVEN11.729616213,848
FALL RIVER6.434735054,639
FALMOUTH24.97074529,921
FITCHBURG13.925236526,274
FLORIDA5.83484694
FOXBOROUGH18.516127714,965
FRAMINGHAM17.717488049,833
FRANKLIN20.012650425,220
FREETOWN10.6318999,328
GARDNER15.323021413,992
GEORGETOWN17.61751327,506
GILL19.3145311,604
GLOUCESTER15.721836022,944
GOSHEN15.4229161,041
GOSNOLD0.0350058
GRAFTON21.610532414,976
GRANBY15.5225925,952
GRANVILLE15.1236251,659
GREENFIELD17.517623913,664
GROTON25.2672379,401
GROVELAND14.5244845,788
GT BARRINGTON19.11531125,873
HADLEY22.1921084,878
HALIFAX11.5302786,764
HAMILTON19.91291226,146
HAMPDEN11.2310565,011
HANCOCK17.717312679
HANOVER17.717221612,208
HANSON14.12461309,223
HARDWICK15.6220382,438
HARVARD37.8131864,919
HARWICH25.85832712,698
HATFIELD29.4321063,602
HAVERHILL13.126858444,542
HAWLEY12.02904333
HEATH26.05518691
HINGHAM24.47144318,142
HINSDALE14.9239291,951
HOLBROOK12.42771108,837
HOLDEN17.118725514,931
HOLLAND9.2333222,381
HOLLISTON21.910026912,272
HOLYOKE11.729725922,163
HOPEDALE16.1211835,165
HOPKINTON27.64535212,742
HUBBARDSTON20.5120854,147
HUDSON19.115232116,782
HULL22.3901838,192
HUNTINGTON9.3331192,042
IPSWICH20.811425112,066
KINGSTON14.025015110,808
LAKEVILLE10.731610810,114
LANCASTER22.4881325,880
LANESBOROUGH16.9191502,962
LAWRENCE7.334324633,643
LEE14.0249735,224
LEICESTER14.62431359,218
LENOX19.3144834,292
LEOMINSTER16.021351432,215
LEVERETT40.27751,865
LEXINGTON39.7895524,054
LEYDEN18.715914749
LINCOLN46.332244,842
LITTLETON25.6602098,162
LONGMEADOW20.112425412,620
LOWELL11.330968260,549
LUDLOW9.932517717,811
LUNENBURG17.917018010,040
LYNN9.333045248,445
LYNNFIELD18.616019610,533
MALDEN11.829437631,731
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA22.2911054,727
MANSFIELD19.314336318,761
MARBLEHEAD24.96941116,474
MARION23.3791094,675
MARLBOROUGH17.417753430,622
MARSHFIELD17.018836721,546
MASHPEE19.713624912,667
MATTAPOISETT16.91921015,984
MAYNARD21.31091838,599
MEDFIELD21.510722010,211
MEDFORD15.721757436,469
MEDWAY17.917119811,048
MELROSE19.314637519,411
MENDON20.71171165,597
MERRIMAC15.3232855,573
METHUEN11.729843637,353
MIDDLEBOROUGH12.128824119,892
MIDDLEFIELD9.53275529
MIDDLETON14.82421167,818
MILFORD14.924133722,693
MILLBURY13.027115311,770
MILLIS21.71041567,178
MILLVILLE15.6219442,820
MILTON23.57645119,172
MONROE0.03500131
MONSON13.12661078,141
MONTAGUE16.81961156,857
MONTEREY26.45124909
MONTGOMERY13.525712890
MOUNT WASHINGTON5.63491178
NAHANT25.956803,086
NANTUCKET32.72351715,812
NATICK20.412255127,053
NEEDHAM29.33367823,163
NEW ASHFORD39.21010255
NEW BEDFORD6.734637956,366
NEW BRAINTREE14.0247141,000
NEWBURY20.31231316,455
NEWBURYPORT23.28034014,648
NEW MARLBOROUGH15.5222251,609
NEW SALEM19.8132201,012
NEWTON36.9142,18459,127
NORFOLK21.81021938,839
NORTH ADAMS8.7337788,915
NORTHAMPTON32.72266020,171
NORTH ANDOVER18.516341622,520
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH13.425832023,857
NORTHBOROUGH27.34735613,059
NORTHBRIDGE16.120920512,753
NORTH BROOKFIELD12.2283504,098
NORTHFIELD20.8113592,833
NORTH READING17.318423413,524
NORTON16.121225015,574
NORWELL23.5752239,470
NORWOOD18.715743123,030
OAK BLUFFS16.9190935,495
OAKHAM20.0127391,952
ORANGE15.3230946,146
ORLEANS28.7372057,135
OTIS16.3201271,652
OXFORD13.425915611,647
PALMER9.233510511,415
PAXTON20.5119773,754
PEABODY11.530347140,973
PELHAM38.812461,187
PEMBROKE12.029118415,384
PEPPERELL20.911122010,532
PERU13.027011846
PETERSHAM28.935351,209
PHILLIPSTON17.4179301,725
PITTSFIELD13.326043632,690
PLAINFIELD28.43820704
PLAINVILLE16.32051237,562
PLYMOUTH19.613892847,323
PLYMPTON12.3280352,835
PRINCETON25.564913,572
PROVINCETOWN28.736973,375
QUINCY15.522388857,330
RANDOLPH11.031224822,590
RAYNHAM12.128615112,433
READING19.514137619,320
REHOBOTH11.430413111,470
REVERE10.731730228,290
RICHMOND26.352381,446
ROCHESTER13.1267715,411
ROCKLAND12.328117414,117
ROCKPORT22.9831386,039
ROWE33.12013393
ROWLEY16.3203935,703
ROYALSTON20.4121261,273
RUSSELL7.1345111,542
RUTLAND16.32021146,984
SALEM14.924039126,329
SALISBURY15.12371127,433
SANDISFIELD19.015417897
SANDWICH25.66247418,529
SAUGUS12.128526421,730
SAVOY9.43297745
SCITUATE19.813030115,179
SEEKONK9.532612913,637
S HADLEY16.719722213,327
SHARON28.33939714,031
SHEFFIELD12.4279463,711
SHELBURNE22.885441,929
SHERBORN33.6161253,718
SHIRLEY17.3185925,330
SHREWSBURY20.911060628,986
SHUTESBURY46.32741,598
SOMERSET7.534012015,950
SOMERVILLE21.99988640,409
SOUTHAMPTON16.81951005,947
SOUTHBOROUGH27.8432478,875
SOUTHBRIDGE7.23448411,620
SOUTHWICK10.3321939,028
SPENCER13.62541349,856
SPRINGFIELD7.434259680,833
STERLING21.61061657,643
STOCKBRIDGE19.2149371,926
STONEHAM13.326323517,720
STOUGHTON15.422834922,679
STOW25.9571616,219
STURBRIDGE18.71561588,437
SUDBURY33.21848714,652
SUNDERLAND24.173682,818
SUTTON18.41661588,583
SWAMPSCOTT18.715820310,856
SWANSEA7.434111215,167
TAUNTON9.432841043,455
TEMPLETON17.41801216,973
TEWKSBURY17.318344825,886
TISBURY22.0961235,589
TOLLAND7.83394513
TOPSFIELD20.71181125,422
TOWNSEND18.41641568,461
TRURO30.029732,431
TYNGSBOROUGH18.216819410,679
TYRINGHAM22.0978364
UPTON19.71351336,753
UXBRIDGE16.121019912,383
WAKEFIELD16.120833720,955
WALES15.1234271,783
WALPOLE20.112540820,274
WALTHAM18.815580142,674
WARE15.22331238,112
WAREHAM12.427824019,303
WARREN13.5256564,138
WARWICK21.910117776
WASHINGTON15.921510630
WATERTOWN23.57854423,177
WAYLAND34.01537911,140
WEBSTER11.929315312,883
WELLESLEY31.92661919,397
WELLFLEET32.3241123,469
WENDELL30.92728907
WENHAM25.266803,172
WESTBOROUGH23.97437015,481
WEST BOYLSTON16.12061046,447
WEST BRIDGEWATER14.12451027,217
WEST BROOKFIELD19.3147673,473
WESTFIELD11.430635631,355
WESTFORD25.36548319,099
WESTHAMPTON29.034481,657
WESTMINSTER19.71341407,095
WEST NEWBURY23.577893,786
WESTON39.593829,672
WESTPORT10.332216516,027
WEST SPRINGFIELD10.831423822,002
WEST STOCKBRIDGE20.7116291,399
WEST TISBURY21.998783,556
WESTWOOD22.88427912,212
WEYMOUTH15.123563441,972
WHATELY27.644451,628
WHITMAN11.929213911,651
WILBRAHAM15.023819312,902
WILLIAMSBURG22.586592,626
WILLIAMSTOWN33.2191514,549
WILMINGTON17.218636220,991
WINCHENDON13.22641068,013
WINCHESTER27.64646316,787
WINDSOR25.66124938
WINTHROP12.927314711,374
WOBURN17.417859734,250
WORCESTER12.72751,290101,188
WORTHINGTON19.2150241,252
WRENTHAM19.21481879,726
YARMOUTH22.09348421,953
SOURCE: Registry of Motor Vehicles