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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Suffolk County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 780,685. Suffolk County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Suffolk County offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Suffolk County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Suffolk County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Suffolk County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$430,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,419
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Suffolk 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    403.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    195.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    297.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,545.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Suffolk County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,242
National
$55,322

Suffolk County Reviews

1 review
I lived here for more than 20 years. This place has opened up new buildings such as restaurants and nightlife that make it well worth exploring still even as a old resident.
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