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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Dartmouth is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 34,341. Dartmouth is in Bristol County. Living in Dartmouth offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dartmouth there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Dartmouth and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dartmouth are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Dartmouth 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
    155.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,669.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Dartmouth

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,742
National
$55,322
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Dartmouth Reviews

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Dartmouth is overall a great place to live. It is a fairly small town. While there is a lack of things to do... The town makes up for it with its safety. The Dartmouth Mall along with various restaurants provides a deal of entertainment. Padanaram is a nice downtown area by the waterfront to hang out. There are cute little shops and restaurants... Reminds me of a smaller Martha's vineyard. The Dartmouth town beaches are nice and affordable!
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Dartmouth is a beautiful community that offers everything you'd dream of in a small New England town. The level of pride that the citizens of Dartmouth have creates a strong, smart, and safe place to live. All parents and adults are actively engaged to make this community reach its highest potential. Three years ago, I was excited to make Dartmouth my home and now I reached my dream of going to college here. For the next several years of my college career I will be able to surround myself with smart and career-driven people. As well as enjoy the several well-maintained beaches nearby.
At age 21, I understand what it means to be an active citizen because of the people of Dartmouth.
It is a safe place where you won't really have to worry about crooks most of the time. Overall, it's an average town, so pretty much no nightlife, most families own a car, average job opportunities, average public schools, etc. It's a nice town to live in for the many unique features it has though. Very close proximity to the water, direct access to the harbor, nice central business district that isn't too busy or quiet, a lot of variation in the north and south, and within comfortable distance from cities like New Bedford, Boston, and New York.