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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Monson is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 8,811. Monson is in Hampden County. Living in Monson offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Monson there are a lot of parks. Residents of Monson tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    191.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    303.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    236.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Monson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,427
National
$55,322
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Monson Reviews

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Amazing place to live and grow up. It is a small town with a definite rural vibe but the sense of community is anything but. No stop lights, not a lot of traffic, tons of local businesses, very safe. There's a lot of "Monson Pride" and with good reason! They have a lot of fun events like the 4th of July Summerfest, Town Wide Tag Sale, Christmas Craft Fair, and more!
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I like that Monson is a small beautiful town located in New England. I've lived here my whole life and I enjoy knowing many people and feeling comfortable here. In 2011, our town was hit by a large sequence of tornadoes, which was very out of the ordinary due to our climate and terrain. It caused major destruction to our town. Everyone was in shock. This event changed Monson drastically. It brought us together and made us a stronger community.
The people can be very close-knit and form strong bonds. However, there is nothing to do unless you are willing to drive 45 minutes or sit at a diner with mediocre at best food and atmosphere. The schools aren't great. I personally left to go to a school in a nearby town and found that Monson's curriculum, while enough that I could keep up, didn't offer much more than the basics.