Living in Newton, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Newton SnackAbility

10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Newton, MA Crime Report

687
Total Crimes
767.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-70.12%
Below National Average

Newton, MA Cost Of Living

190
Newton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average

Newton, Massachusetts Info Snack

Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Boston and is bordered by Boston's Brighton and West Roxbury neighborhoods to the east and south, respectively, and by the suburb of Brookline to the east, the suburbs of Watertown and Waltham to the north, and Wellesley and Needham to the west. Rather than having a single city center, Newton resembles a patchwork of thirteen villages. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.
Population
88,660
Unemployment
2.9%
Poverty
4.3%
Median Home
$886,100
Median Income
$139,696
Median Rent
$1,829

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Rankings for Newton in Massachusetts

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Map Of Newton, MA

Population over time in Newton

Year Population % Change
2017 88,660 0.2%
2016 88,479 0.2%
2015 88,317 0.7%
2014 87,675 0.8%
2013 86,945 0.8%
2012 86,241 1.2%
2011 85,177 0.7%
2010 84,583 0.8%
2009 83,949 -
Crime/100k Newton MA USA
Violent Crime 64.8 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 5.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 55.9 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 702.8 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 80.4 200.8 376.0
Larceny 603.3 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 19.0 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Newton

White
73.8% (65,440)
African American
3.2% (2,840)
American Indian
0.1% (64)
Asian
14.5% (12,829)
Hawaiian
0.0% (8)
Other
0.3% (309)
Two Or More
3.0% (2,638)
Hispanic
5.1% (4,532)
Race Newton MA USA
White 73.8% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 3.2% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 14.5% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.1% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Newton, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
2.6% (234,805)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.0% (177,038)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.1% (360,399)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.7% (415,867)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.1% (448,631)
$50,000 to $74,999
9.2% (813,054)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (835,184)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.0% (1,422,054)
$150,000 to $199,999
11.9% (1,052,458)
$200,000 or more
35.0% (3,106,505)
Income Newton MA USA
Less than $10,000 2.6% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.0% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.1% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.7% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.1% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 9.2% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.0% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 11.9% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 35.0% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Newton

Female
53.3% (47,267)
Male
46.7% (41,393)
Gender Newton MA USA
Female 53.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.7% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Newton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,773)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (886)
High School / GED
9.0% (7,979)
Some College
7.0% (6,206)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (3,546)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (25,711)
Master's Degree
26.0% (23,051)
Professional Degree
11.0% (9,752)
Doctorate Degree
11.0% (9,752)
Education Newton MA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 9.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 7.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 26.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 11.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 11.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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