Stoneham 82 Exceptional
Stoneham Livability #35 ranked city in Massachusetts#2,474 ranked city in the USARanks better than 91% of areas
A+ Stoneham Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Stoneham Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Massachusetts
14545% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Stoneham cost of living
A Stoneham Crime Total crime is 22% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,24752% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8152% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Stoneham crime
B Stoneham Employment Household income is 18% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$83,78351% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,35342% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Stoneham employment
D Stoneham Housing Home value is 25% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$425,500130% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35843% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Stoneham real estate or Stoneham rentals
A+ Stoneham Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Stoneham K-12 schools
A+ Stoneham User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Stoneham
Overall user rating
91% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
93% 1 total surveys
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Living in Stoneham, MA

Stoneham, Massachusetts is a moderately-sized city with a population of 21,831 inhabitants. Stoneham has a population density of 3,630 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 93% of Stoneham residents are White, 4% Asian and 2% Black. Stoneham has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 80% of the population is classified as married and 62% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Stoneham could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Massachusetts if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Stoneham, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.

Stoneham, MA receives 75/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #33 in Massachusetts and #5,087 in the USA. Clearly, Stoneham is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Stoneham has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B). Stoneham does not score well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Stoneham, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Stoneham has a violent crime rate of 122 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Stoneham have a test score average of 70%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Stoneham meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Stoneham. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Stoneham are simply unattainable. The median home price for Stoneham homes is $425,500, which is 24.8% higher than the Massachusetts average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Stoneham, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 6.3% higher than the Massachusetts average. Real estate appreciation rates in Stoneham are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Stoneham homes comes in at 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.6%.

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