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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Stoughton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,534. Stoughton is in Norfolk County. Living in Stoughton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stoughton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Stoughton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Stoughton are above average.
About Stoughton...
Population
28,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,399
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Stoughton 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
    208.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    901.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Stoughton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,421
National
$55,322

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Stoughton Reviews

71 reviews
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Pros - fairly close to Boston. Access to multiple highways. Plethora of restaurant and shopping options and reasonably close(<30 min)to Legacy Place, University Station, Patriots Place. Diverse. Friendly, low crime. Appears to be growing - lots of business development on washington st, new high school.
Cons - schools don't rate very highly compared to neighboring towns. Personal experience - teachers and principal are great.
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I love Stoughton! This town is where I grew up, made long time friends and learn about life. I would just love to see more recreational thing for youth.
Very Good, It has good extra-circulars. Sports teams are average, the music department is extraordinary. I would recommend. Not the best but definitely not the worst