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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lynn is a suburb of Boston with a population of 93,069. Lynn is in Essex County. Living in Lynn offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lynn there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Lynn and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lynn...
Population
93,069

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Lynn 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    390.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    148.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,008.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Lynn

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,513
National
$55,322
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Lynn Reviews

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I was born and raised in Lynn, MA, attended public schools until I was enrolled into St. Mary's Jr./Sr. Highschool, whose college preparatory team paved and motivated my smooth transition into college. I also attended St. George's Greek Orthodox church throughout my childhood, participated in extracurricular activities like the Harry Agganis basketball tournanents and was fortunate to carry my friendships made during childhood into adulthood. Despite Lynn's bad reputation, the city has just as many attributes to offer it's residents as other favorable and financially secure cities do. We have diverse public and private schooling, parks, restaurants, lounges, clubs, shopping centers, art centers, holiday parades, healthcare, housing and even a beach! The city's leaders are constantly improving the town and making it a comfortable, reputable and more appealing community for residents and families.
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I'm a native Bostonian, grew up in Southie. Lynn and Southie have shared the same reputation in past years with crime, drugs, poverty and urban blight. Well, Southie now sells 500 sq. ft. condos for half a million and all is not well here either.
I moved to Lynn because I did research it came out favorable to buy. Beaches, hiking trails, access to Boston, Lynn Auditorium Concerts, Shops on route 1, barber shops, local bodegas, restaurants....I'll keep my feet in Lynn and see how it turns out. Bike paths to the sea and Waterfront Master Plan are gearing up to make it great. Transportation needs to be upgraded and City Hall is working on that!
Living in Lynn always isn't easy for a kid to grow up in but, if you find the right people you will be surprised how caring the community is. My experience in Lynn has been great, in my honest opinion. I've made life long friends growing up here. Especially with its two great public schools, one tech school, charter school and private school! Even if Lynn has a bad rep because of its name its because the outsiders haven't seen whats really on the inside of this amazing community within itself and its people.