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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 28,338. Stoughton is in Norfolk County. Living in Stoughton offers residents a 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
28,338

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    303.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,161.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    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
$78,343
National
$55,322

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Stoughton Reviews

68 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 moved to Stoughton when I was a freshman in high school. I met a lot of friends and I still communicate with them. I moved out of Boston to get away from the noise and violence. Stoughton is a very quiet town and I feel safe in this town. We have a good transportation system, so you can save gas if you have to go into the city to work. I believe there is a lot of job opportunities especially for young people. There are a lot of fast food restaurants and grocery stores to work at in the town.
Stoughton is a wonderful community that has that quintessential small town America feel. I follow the police department's Facebook page and it is amazing to see how involved they are in different aspects of the community. I have lived in various different places in MA and Stoughton has been my favorite community by far!