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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Norfolk County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 694,389. Norfolk County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. In Norfolk County, most residents own their homes. In Norfolk County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Norfolk County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Norfolk County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$433,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Norfolk 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
    144.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    147.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    892
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    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
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Norfolk County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,668
National
$55,322

Norfolk County Reviews

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In Norfolk County, I have been blessed with a safe atmosphere during the eighteen years for which I have lived here. Moreover, the school systems are of the utmost safety and security and promote an interactive learning experience. There are a plethora of fantastic restaurants to attend, ranging from Japanese Hibachi to American bars. Most of all, I have had such a wonderful experience in Norfolk County because it is a well-kept county that promotes community.
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It's full of natural beauty and has an excellent system of schools. Crime isn't really a major concern, and there's many interesting people to meet!
Personally I like how peaceful it is here. There aren't a lot of cars speeding down the streets and honking their horns, and I also like how the community actually feels connected here. There are plenty of events going on through out the year and the town over all is well kept and presentable.