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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Dunbarton is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 2,788. Dunbarton is in Merrimack County. Living in Dunbarton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Dunbarton tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dunbarton are highly rated.
About Dunbarton...
Population
2,788

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    530.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Dunbarton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,375
National
$55,322
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Dunbarton Reviews

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I love this small town because it's a great retreat from the city and it has a nice, safe community. What it lacks in affordability and a nightlife, it makes up for in charm. While it does take at least half an hour to get anywhere notable, Dunbarton is a great town for people who like to focus their time on themselves or their friends, and who don't need or want a lot to keep them happy. Another bonus is the rural landscape, and how beautiful it can be passing through in the spring and in the fall.
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I have no idea how Dunbarton got grades of "C" in diversity and nightlife. I guess that must be as low as this grading system goes, because nothing ever happens in this town at night and the people are various shades of white. Social life here consists of folks hanging out at the transfer station to see what their neighbors are throwing away. School system is good though, and it is pretty safe and quiet, which is to be expected in a town like this where nothing ever happens.
Dunbarton is an amazing town where everyone knows everyone. The town is absolutely beautiful and family friendly. Holidays brighten the town even more with Christmas tree lightings, and trick or treating around the whole town including the fire station and police department. It's a wonderful town to live in and build a family in.