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Northampton
  • Suburb of Springfield, MA

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

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Northampton is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 29,379. Northampton is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Northampton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northampton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Northampton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Northampton are highly rated.

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About Northampton...
Population
29,379

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,600
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,254
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    289.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    77.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    148.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,175.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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