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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Bolton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,167. Bolton is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Bolton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Bolton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Bolton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bolton are highly rated.
About Bolton...
Population
5,167

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$485,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Bolton 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
    75.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    94.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    550.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Bolton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$151,618
National
$55,322
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Bolton Reviews

1 review
Very small and cozy town. Everyone here loves animals don't be surprised if your neighbor has horses, chickens or even a small farm.
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