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Townsend

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    grade B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade B
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B+
    3. Housing
      grade B minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade B minus
    5. Good for Families
      grade A minus
    6. Diversity
      grade B minus
    7. Jobs
      grade B+
    8. Weather
      grade C+
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade A minus
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A
    12. Commute
      grade C+

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    Townsend is located in Massachusetts with a population of 9,497. Townsend is in Middlesex County. Living in Townsend offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Townsend there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Townsend and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Townsend are above average.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $302,300
    National
    $229,800
    Median Rent
    $1,036
    National
    $1,096
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      15%
    • Own
      85%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      189.2
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      0
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      0
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      73.6
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      315.3
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      10.5
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B minus
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      12%
    • 10-17 years
      9%
    • 18-24 years
      8%
    • 25-34 years
      12%
    • 35-44 years
      12%
    • 45-54 years
      15%
    • 55-64 years
      18%
    • 65+ years
      14%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      13%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      24%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      25%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      5%
      national  11%

    Working in Townsend

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $97,462
    National
    $64,994

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