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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Hamilton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 7,991. Hamilton is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hamilton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hamilton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hamilton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hamilton are highly rated.
About Hamilton...
Population
7,991

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$519,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Hamilton 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85
    500
  • Theft
    377
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Hamilton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,250
National
$55,322
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Hamilton Reviews

9 reviews
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Hamilton is a genuine community! People here help each other and are always willing to provide other with helpful advice and tip on how to navigate the town better.
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Small wealthy community. It is a very safe place to raise children and conduct business. I wish it were more diverse, the entire population appears to be white, minus college students and seminarians. Overall a nice place though the cost of living is enormous.
Great suburb but there is nothing to do past 7 pm and it’s very expensive. The schools here are great and the community is amazing. I don’t ever need to lock my door on my car or house and I never have to worry about my safety.