Welcome to the MetroBoston DataCommon
Welcome to the DataCommon
Welcome to the MetroBoston DataCommon
A Data Visualization Tool

The MetroBoston DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the region’s people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for all those seeking to understand how the region is changing, it helps residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore data and make informed decisions. We invite you to explore its data, community snapshots and create your own visualizations and reports.

Property Tax Revenue
Property Tax Revenue Dollars and Density
Property Tax Revenue
Dollars and Density

Massachusetts municipalities rely heavily on the property tax to support local services. Approximately 57% of all local revenue comes from the property tax. Naturally, some property owners pay more than others, due to the size, improvements, or location of their parcels. This map depicts the estimated tax revenue per acre for approximately 800,000 land parcels in the MAPC region, based on their assessed value and the local tax rate for their use classification. These parcels, which comprise 558,000 acres, generate approximately $7.4 billion dollars of tax revenue per year, an average of $13,200 per acre. To learn more, check out this month's Calendar Map.

The Boston Indicators Project
The Boston Indicators Project
The Boston Indicators Project
Measuring What We Value
The Boston Indicators Project is an online data portal that features indicators, visualizations, and analysis about Boston and its region. It is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the economy, housing, demographics, and culture of Boston and its region.

Introducing WEAVE...

OIC
A web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. WEAVE is in development by the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC) To learn more about WEAVE, check out www.oicweave.org.