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    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Canton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 23,369. Canton is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Canton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Canton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Canton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Canton are highly rated.

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About Canton...
Population
23,369

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$510,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,757
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    337.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    21.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    75.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    556.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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