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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Ware is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 9,838. Ware is in Hampshire County. Living in Ware offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ware there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Ware and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Ware Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    406.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,319.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Ware

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,908
National
$55,322

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Ware Reviews

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Ware... Let's see... Drugs, occasional needles lying around, traffic, noise, air pollution from everyone smoking in public, run down buildings, kids are trouble around here, vandalism everywhere, shady looking people walking around... Ware is basically the projects for the most part. Areas of similar feel include Springfield, Southbridge, Norwich CT, Woonsocket RH etc. It's not safe for kids, Lots of sex offenders reside here, It's a dump. I live in the next town over and it's so much nicer there. So safe and clean and the air is actually fresh. DON'T MOVE TO WARE. Even hanging out here is sketchy...
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Terrible town. Drugs, rundown houses, rundown buildings, school system is terrible 3 out of 10 I believe. High property taxes, Water and sewer is high and the water is light brown you have to run it for a minute to get it clear.. Next door neighbor was murdered 2 years ago and we are moving next year. Can't wait to get out of this town... Don't move here
I had heard nothing but negative things about Ware my entire young-adult life, but once I got a job here I moved into town b/c the 36 minute back-roads commute had gotten very old fast, AND the rent here is the cheapest I've ever seen in MA.. You can't complain about that. I've been working & living here for almost a year now & i really don't see what's so bad about it. It is an old mill town, so it's to be expected that the downtown looks pretty depressive & lifeless. You can't come here expecting it to be some hip college town. The people so far have been much friendlier than I'd expected, & since I don't hang around where the drugs are, I really haven't noticed much involving all the bad things people talked down about. If you aren't expecting it to be some amazing modern place, you won't be disappointed at all. It's far from everything, but I actually prefer that.