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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Agawam is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 28,748. Agawam is in Hampden County. Living in Agawam offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Agawam there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Agawam and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Agawam are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Agawam Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    187.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    617.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,085.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Agawam

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,919
National
$55,322
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Agawam Reviews

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It is a wonderful town. It has a lot of history going back to the 13 colonies. Agawam is filled with wonderful people that come together in times of need. The school system is great and offers many different activities. Throughout the year you can go to Six Flags New England, which is located in Agawam, and have fun or go to the many different parks there are around town. Overall Agawam is an average town that just provides a friendly and homey feeling that anyone can enjoy!
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Areas and neighborhoods remain clean. Never hear any disturbing noises/ sounds/ sirens, and I live less than a mile from the police station. Streets plowed quickly during the winter months. Taxes are high! Though it is a town in taxachusetts!
What I like about Agawam is it's safety and it's community. I feel as though I can walk around at night and not have to feel in danger. As for the community, the people are friendly and close-knit, especially due to the sports community here. The only things that I wish could be changed is the past time activities. When me or my friends/family want something to do, we never find ourselves in Agawam to do that. We should try to implement some facilities such as sport complexes, bowling alleys, movie theaters, etc, for the local children and adults to be able to do without having to travel to another town.