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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Norton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 19,745. Norton is in Bristol County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Norton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Norton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Norton are above average.

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About Norton...
Population
19,745

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$351,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    35.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    25.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Norton

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,042
National
$62,843

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