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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
  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 minus
  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 62,777. 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 own 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
62,777

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$536,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,726
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    130.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    11.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    111.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    669.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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