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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Atkinson is a suburb of Boston with a population of 6,897. Atkinson is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Atkinson offers residents a suburban rural mix 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
6,897

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$359,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    43
    500.1
  • Theft
    229.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Atkinson

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,322
National
$55,322
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Atkinson Reviews

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Atkinson is a great New England town, located approximately 40 miles north of Boston. The town is close to Massachusetts and easy access to many highways. It is serene, pretty, country, with great schools and most of all great neighbors. I highly recommend raising a family in Atklinson
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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!
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