Danvers 76 Exceptional
Danvers Livability #88 ranked city in Massachusetts#6,616 ranked city in the USARanks better than 77% of areas
A+ Danvers Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Danvers Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Massachusetts
13838% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Danvers cost of living
A- Danvers Crime Total crime is 7% higher than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,71134% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5934% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
Danvers crime
B- Danvers Employment Household income is 13% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$79,91344% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,25828% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Danvers employment
D- Danvers Housing Home value is 8% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$369,900100% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,25432% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Danvers real estate or Danvers rentals
A+ Danvers Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
93%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
71%44% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
Danvers K-12 schools
C Danvers User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Danvers
Overall user rating
62% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
56% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Danvers, MA

      Located in the state of Massachusetts, Danvers is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,558 people. At 94%, the majority of the Danvers population is White; this is followed by 2% Black and 2% Asian. 78% of the people in Danvers (over the age of 15) are married and 59% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Danvers, Massachusetts. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, you can easily compare the best places to live in Danvers and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Danvers to Massachusetts and the national average.

      With a livability score of 74/100, Danvers is ranked #6,176 in the United States and #51 in Massachusetts. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Danvers ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, Danvers does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Danvers on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston, Rebecca Nurse Homestead, and Witch Trials Memorial.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 170 crimes per 100,000 residents, Danvers has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Knowing that the Danvers schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 71%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Assuming that Danvers meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Danvers. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Danvers are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Danvers come in at $369,900, which is 8.5% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Danvers, the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 4.2% lower than the Massachusetts average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Danvers area were 6.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.5%.

      Danvers transportation information

      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.9%71.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.5%7.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%9.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.1%4.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%4.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (6)8711

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      Source: The Danvers, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).