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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Taunton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 56,963. Taunton is in Bristol County. Living in Taunton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Taunton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Taunton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Taunton are above average.
About Taunton...
Population
56,963

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Taunton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    331.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    432.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Taunton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,185
National
$55,322
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Taunton is a very family friendly town. The neighborhoods are safe and are beautifully maintained by the homeowners who take pride in their homes. Taunton is very diverse, full of hardworking people trying to find that American Dream. Taunton has a great location. You can be in Providence or Boston in less than an hour.
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I would say that my overall experience with Taunton is relatively decent. I do not think that Taunton is a bad city or place to reside. I have had relatively good experiences with the school systems and they have a pretty diverse body of students in my opinion. It is affordable to live here in Taunton, which is always a positive. However I believe that some changes can be made. Taunton could probably be a little safer than it is currently and it could be a lot cleaner than it is. The city is littered with garbage, which really dims the potential that Taunton has.
I am a fairly new resident to Taunton. I find that like most urban towns, the quality depends on the part of town you're in. I will say that I have noticed a lot of up and coming neighborhoods being built and renovated. I've been in Taunton for about a year and have seen constant improvements being made to roads/housing/businesses etc