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Hampden

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    1. Public Schools
      grade A minus
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B+
    3. Housing
      grade A
    4. Nightlife
      grade B+
    5. Good for Families
      grade A
    6. Diversity
      grade C+
    7. Jobs
      grade B+
    8. Weather
      grade C minus
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B+
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade A minus
    11. Outdoor Activities
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    12. Commute
      grade B

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    Hampden is a with a population of 7,638. Hampden is in Penobscot County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Hampden offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Hampden and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hampden are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $248,200
    National
    $244,900
    Median Rent
    $897
    National
    $1,163
    Area Feel
    Rural
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      17%
    • Own
      83%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      0
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      0
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      0
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      119.4
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      504.2
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      26.9
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade C+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      14%
    • 10-17 years
      12%
    • 18-24 years
      4%
    • 25-34 years
      11%
    • 35-44 years
      16%
    • 45-54 years
      12%
    • 55-64 years
      14%
    • 65+ years
      17%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      23%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      30%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      27%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      16%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      5%
      national  11%

    Working in Hampden

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $94,800
    National
    $69,021

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