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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Hampshire County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 161,197. Hampshire County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hampshire County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hampshire County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hampshire County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hampshire County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Hampshire County 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
    226.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    906.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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