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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Glassboro is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 19,195. Glassboro is in Gloucester County. Living in Glassboro offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glassboro there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Glassboro and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Glassboro are above average.
About Glassboro...
Population
19,195

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Glassboro 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
    62
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    114
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499
    500
  • Theft
    1,413
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,625
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Residents in Glassboro tend to never leave. There seem to be cults of individuals who grew up together and hold influential power throughout the town. However, I do like the university area that has been developed for Rowan University. It is making the town much nicer looking than it has in the past! It feels like an old, boring town is finally gaining some life.
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Glassboro is great because of Rowan University! During the summer, it's kind of boring but that's only because the students at Rowan bring life to this town. Lots of stores, it's easy to find a place to live, you can get to lots of places by just walking!
I've been living in Glassboro for 4 years now. I came from Ukraine, so the cultural shock and having nothing to compare it with, made me llike this town for it's peaceful and quiet atmosphere. However, after living here for a while, I started noticing small things that weren't bothering me before. First of all, it seems like Glassboro is in the middle of nowhere; there's no train station nearby, only couple of passing busses that usually only take you to Camden/Philly area or straight to the ocean. There are no attractions, the only place you can go to is bowling, and the building looks pretty old and somewhat depressing. The beautiful part of the town is Rowan University, it keeps growing every year, making the area more progressive and look nicer overall. The rest of the town looks somewhat old and poor, there are many farm around, and almost no art/business in the area. I'm giving Glassboro solid 3/5 for being a clean safe town that needs to improve its lifestyle.