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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  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 town in Massachusetts with a population of 8,803. Monson is in Hampden County. Living in Monson offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Monson there are a lot of parks. Residents of Monson tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Monson Rankings

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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
    294.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    463.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    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
$78,677
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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Monson is family friendly. Local police & fire are always on top of the community keeping it safe. Monson citizens are involved with keeping the town clean and safe for our children. Very friendly, warm welcoming, sports are great. School systems are wonderful, teachers are amazing. School programs are great for children with disabilities.
Tranquil, pleasant and warm atmosphere. A beautifully historic sector of Massachusetts. Come and enjoy the experience.