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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Townsend is located in Massachusetts with a population of 9,455. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    302.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Townsend

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,462
National
$55,322
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Townsend Reviews

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It's a good quiet town, very small. People are pretty much old fashion and rely on the few family own restaurants, stores, pharmacy, gas stations, etc. The nearest mall is 35+ minutes away. The closest ER/hospital over 15+ minutes. Although I've never been to the common, I know the town meets there every thursday to sell crafts, share food, listen to music, and socialize. In the fall, the town gathers at the high school for the football team game. It's awesome! And the high school has just being newly built - so it looks like Townsend might be starting to modernize.
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I moved to Townsend Massachusetts when I was in fifth grade, and since then I have fallen in love with this town that I call home. Although, we do not have much, our town and the people in it are very supportive. The first responders in this town are quick on scene and protect us. One particular thing that I love about this town is the education system, its absolute incredible giving students like myself thousands of opportunities throughout each grade level to make a difference which leads us in the direct path.
Townsend is a small town, but everything is nearby! There's a few banks, a grocery store, a massive library to study and coffee! The streets get busy with cars coming to and from school/work at certain times, but it's nothing too tough to handle. There are plenty of small stores, there's a pharmacy, and a couple gas stations in good health!