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Monson
  • Suburb of Springfield, MA

Report Card

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

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Monson is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 8,779. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$868
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    159.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    125.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    250.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Monson

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,413
National
$62,843

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