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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Bristol County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 557,016. In Bristol County, most residents own their homes. In Bristol County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bristol County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bristol County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Bristol County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    281
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    36
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,136.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Bristol County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,514
National
$55,322

Bristol County Reviews

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Living in bristol county has really opened my eyes to the cultures around me. I have travel just a few minutes down the street and experience different nationalities from the different cuisines. Boston , ma is on of the best cities around here because there is so much to do. You can walk around the park and experience street vendors and performers of many varieties. There is always different types of tours to utilize for example; duck tours on the water, pedal bike tours to self guide yourself and then they have a bus tour that shows you all the highlights and monuments of the city. If you're looking for something to do and near bristol county come on down. Especially , during the fall the tress around here produce the brightest colors around.
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Great little town! Beautiful lake with some great small businesses; from apples, soap to its own beer brewery. Worth a visit. No night life and I would like to see more job opportunities in the area.
Great school system and we have everything you want nearby. Gas, supermarkets, and coffee shops are around every corner. We are also close to major cities such as Providence and Boston where there are a lot of job opportunities. We have a lot of job commuters by railway and highway. If you don't like traffic you won't like Bristol County. The cost of living is high compared to other areas because of our proximity to major cities and shopping centers. Great place to live and raise a family.