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Lowell
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

Report Card

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

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Lowell is a suburb of Boston with a population of 114,737. Lowell is in Middlesex County. Living in Lowell offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lowell there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lowell and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lowell are above average.

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About Lowell...
Population
114,737

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$362,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,466
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    316
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    63.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    217.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,356
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

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