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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Swanzey is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 7,169. Swanzey is in Cheshire County. Living in Swanzey offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Swanzey there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Swanzey and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Swanzey are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$949
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Swanzey Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Swanzey

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,326
National
$55,322
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Swanzey Reviews

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I absolutely love Swanzey. It is a very small town that knows each neighbor and person down the road. Everybody is always nice, and willing to help make any problem better. There have been a couple roads that start to get very bumpy and unpleasant to drive on, but are starting to draw attention to and getting fixed. There are a lot of old building/landmarks that are still well kept and beautiful. Swanzey is a very safe town for all types of families.
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Swanzey is a quiet town. I usually have to go to Keene to go shopping, which is only 15 minutes away. There aren't much things to do in Swanzey itself. It is a scenic town, with rivers and covered bridges. I'd say it's a good neighborhood to go on a bike ride or walk your dog (but you have to pick up the poop). Some people are friendly, others aren't.
I love the country setting in Swanzey and the sense of community. Swanzey has some great festivals such as the old home day. I used to work at the high school and I loved working with the teachers at the high school. The school was definitely futuristic and above their time. I loved that the students had one to one devices and were prepared for the future.