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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 C+
  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 64,655. 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
64,655

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$602,200
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,950
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    92.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    62.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    376.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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