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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Andover is a town in Connecticut with a population of 3,179. Andover is in Tolland County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Andover offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Andover there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Andover and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Andover are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Andover Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Andover

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,507
National
$55,322

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Andover Reviews

2 reviews
To an outsider Andover, Connecticut may be one of the most bland towns they have ever had the pleasure of passing through. With a population just over 3,000, the town's busiest location would most likely be the liquor store. However, once you step inside the walls of this seemingly dull, little town you discover that the atmosphere is not at all what it seems. Andover is the perfect place to raise a family, receive a wonderful education, and make lifelong friends.
Living in a small town has many perks; however, their is also a sense of confinement. I feel that I need to break free to reach my full potential. I need explore the world--live and learn. I wish to visit a place where all people are not upper-middle class Caucasians working a nine to five job. All in all, I am forever thankful for my small town of Andover, but I yearn for more diversity and adventure. Maybe one day when I become too old to explore the world, I will come back to my forever home in Andover, Connecticut.
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The area is very quiet and very safe. This area is close to my current college.