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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Peabody is a suburb of Boston with a population of 52,610. Peabody is in Essex County. Living in Peabody offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Peabody there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Peabody and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Peabody are above average.
About Peabody...
Population
52,610

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$356,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,266
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Peabody 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    246.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    174.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    755.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Peabody

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,085
National
$55,322
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Peabody Reviews

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I like the mall. Being young, I go there a lot. It is convenient. However, recently there has been a lot of contruction so Lowell Street traffic has been bad. I wish the roads were paved over again! I love it when they redo the roads. There are a lot of potholes and street closures recently.
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Peabody always has events downtown to try to get the town together during holidays, warm summer weekends, and for family events. There is a lot to do including restaurants, shops, museums, etc. It is a place to visit! They just renovated downtown as well! Beautiful
Peabody has been a great neighborhood to grow up in. The great thing about Peabody is that everything is extremely accessible. There are tons of supermarkets, clothing stores, resteraunts, malls, and so much more. Even if you can’t find something to do in Peabody, it is conviently locates next to multiple large highways that allow for easy access into surrounding cities and a small commute to Boston. Peabody is very safe and well taken care of by the city resulting in high city pride.