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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Massillon is a town in Ohio with a population of 32,320. Massillon is in Stark County. Living in Massillon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Massillon there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Massillon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Massillon are above average.
About Massillon...
Population
32,320

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Massillon 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
    86.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    92.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    52.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    364.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,838.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Massillon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,265
National
$55,322
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Massillon Reviews

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Massillon is an aging community that is getting older, poorer, and smaller. The city has always been a very tight-knit community. Their camaraderie has grown out of the cities love for their twenty-four time Ohio State Champion football team. However, our children are going off to college and receiving twenty-first century degrees, however there are no twenty-first century jobs to come home to. Massillon City Schools need to apply more concentration on their academics than they do their athletics. And it is time to pass the torch at city all to the next generation who would work to bring businesses to our city, as opposed to our life long politicians who are spinning their wheels just to collect a paycheck. We were once a Great City! We could be once again.
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Massillon is a quiet, small city in rural Ohio. Like any town, there is always room for improvement. For example, beautification could take place in the town to make it more presentable to future citizens. It is a great town, but honestly, it is a monotonous place. Where did all of the life go? I feel as though it is the home to car lots and gas stations- not people. Implementing new functions, such as skating rinks and movie theaters, could bring entertainment back to the town that was once bustling with energy. Overall, Massillon is a peaceful town but it could use more imagination to help revive the town.
Massillon is a close-knit community with an authentic feel. The downtown area is rustic and preserved. They have an incredible high school football stadium and practice facility. The town shuts down for football on Friday nights!