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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Atkinson is a suburb of Boston with a population of 6,839. Atkinson is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Atkinson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Atkinson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Atkinson and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Atkinson are above average.
About Atkinson...
Population
6,839

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$344,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Atkinson 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    14.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    320
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Atkinson

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,539
National
$55,322
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Atkinson Reviews

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As a current resident of Atkinson, New Hampshire, I absolutely love this town! It is an incredible town with easy access to Plaistow, New Hampshire which is home to many businesses and stores. There are great recreational sports in Atkinson for all ages, and the community is always welcoming! LOVE IT!
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I currently live in this town, and have lived here the past 14 years. Its population is about 7000 people, with a wonderful public safety program
You don't see many bad things happening in the state of New Hampshire and Atkinson is a beautiful small town to raise a family. Everyone is very friendly and quiet in this town. You feel safe and relaxed. Ranking this town to other towns, I feel, would be hard because everyone has their own preference on where they want to live based on temperature and night life but I enjoy New England weather so I think that Atkinson is the perfect town for people that want to experience every season to the fullest. Atkinson is also considered the "greater Boston" area and it's only an hour tops drive so you can still experience night life and other festivities on the weekends. Overall, It's a very peaceful community and I would definitely choose to live here again.