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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Wales is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 2,009. 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
$186,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    105.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Wales

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,625
National
$55,322
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Wales Reviews

2 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.