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Medford
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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

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Medford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 57,637. Medford is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Medford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Medford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Medford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Medford are above average.

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About Medford...
Population
57,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$500,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,817
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    160
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    29.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    88.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    768.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Medford

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,455
National
$62,843

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