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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Paxton is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 4,845. Paxton is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Paxton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Paxton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Paxton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Paxton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$297,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Paxton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    245.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Paxton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,595
National
$55,322
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Paxton Reviews

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Very small town most people know each-other and are friendly. Not very diverse and community seems to be a bit older although there is an average amount of youth/ children. Very good school systems, and is in a great location. Worcester is extremely close and Boston isn't too far either.
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I have resided in Paxton for about 15 years now. It is a wonderful town to raise a family. I live in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, with a dead end. I feel more than safe walking around alone and I feel that it's safe enough to let children play outside without any supervision. The only thing I would mention are the coyotes and wildlife at night. It is not safe to let cats or dogs outside during these hours
I moved to paxton when I was in the 7th grade and experienced a whole different educational perspective. Since graduating high school I have moved out of the small town, but I'd love to back one day to raise a family.