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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Wales is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 2,117. Wales is in Hampden County. Living in Wales offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wales and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wales are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$836
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    52.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    368
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Wales

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,103
National
$55,322
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Wales Reviews

3 reviews
Wales is a town of approximately 2000 households. As a parent, I appreciate the smallness and the location is in between Worcester and Springfield, making it easily accessible to major city amenities within short driving distance. Some kids find it a bit boring sometimes, but we are a nature oriented family, so we find plenty to do hiking and biking along the trails. There is a great deal of state owned land and land maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. Also, there is a lake in town that has a public beach available to everyone not living on the lake. I’m not looking to move any time soon.
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Beautiful town! It has a small country town feel. Very quiet neighborhood. Has a few great trails to hike. One downfall of Wales is that it has no stores besides a liquor store.
Wales is a tiny town with a great elementary school and low crime rate. Good place to have kids but few opportunities for employment or entrepreneurship.