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Waltham
  • Town in Massachusetts

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

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Waltham is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 64,711. Waltham is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Waltham offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Waltham there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Waltham and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waltham are above average.

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About Waltham...
Population
64,711

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$679,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,141
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    122.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    4.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    86.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    423.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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