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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Ashfield is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 1,598. Ashfield is in Franklin County. Living in Ashfield offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Ashfield and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Ashfield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,422
National
$55,322
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Ashfield Reviews

1 review
It is a small, safe town. There is a strong community and it is a nice drive to any towns with stores which you may need. It is about 20 to 30 minutes away from any major stores but all the essentials can be found close by.
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