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  7. Jobs
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Northampton is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 28,548. Northampton is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Northampton offers residents a 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.
About Northampton...
Population
28,548

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$318,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Northampton 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
    404.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    101.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    263.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,637.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Northampton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,838
National
$55,322
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It's a small sanctuary city, generally progressive, named the 5 College Area including to Smith College, UMass Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire College. A quaint and diverse city, it has an interesting mix of restaurants, unique shops and entertainment venues. The center of Northampton is contrasted by rolling hills of Mount Tom and surrounding farmlands, many organic. Northampton provides farmers markets and farm shares to the community.
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Northampton is a small city within a wonderful natural environment of Western Massachusetts woods, hills, mountains, rivers, meadows and farm. It also has a population of progressive minded people, an excellent arts culture (colleges (Smith, Mt. Hoyloke, Amherst, UMass, etc) and fine museums with easy access from Northampton to North Adams to Williamstown to Hartford, CT; great schools, all the services one needs and the most beautiful fruits and vegetable from local farms at the farmstands. It's just 1.5 hours drive to Boston; 2.5 hours drive to Manhattan. But for $100- $120 RT, you can take the train to Manhattan and get your big-city fix in at low cost. Northampton tends to be pricier than surrounding towns, but the surrounding towns have the same benefits. Western Massachusetts is one of the most beautiful, safe, happening places on earth.
Northampton has many different venues for music. There are town theaters, small venues where well know artists come to play. There are numerous restaurants and variety of cuisine. Northampton has such a wide variety of different types health services. It is an awesome place to visit and experience.