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A+ Taunton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Taunton Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than Massachusetts
11717% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Taunton cost of living
C+ Taunton Crime Total crime is 30% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,24855% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8155% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Taunton crime
D+ Taunton Employment Household income is 23% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$54,7851% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,1196% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Taunton employment
C- Taunton Housing Home value is 31% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$236,70028% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9302% lower than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Taunton real estate or Taunton rentals
C- Taunton Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
51%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Taunton K-12 schools or Taunton colleges

Living in Taunton, MA

Taunton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. The city has a population of 56,504 inhabitants. At 87%, the majority of the Taunton population is White; this is followed by 7% Black and 1% Asian. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal. Across all of America, the average one way 26 is commute time minutes, unfortunately, living in Taunton offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 30 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Taunton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Massachusetts if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Taunton and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, weather, education and other important metrics.

The livability score in Taunton is 70 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 62nd percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Taunton ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Taunton. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F) and weather (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Taunton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Assuming that Taunton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Taunton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Taunton are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Taunton come in at $236,700, which is 30.6% lower than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Taunton, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 10.4% lower than the Massachusetts average. Real estate appreciation rates in Taunton 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 Taunton homes comes in at 5.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.3%.

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Compare Taunton, MA Livability To Other Cities

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I Like My Little City That Is Taunton, MA

I have lived in Taunton, MA for about five years and overall I like this little city a lot. I'm a writer so I like the history that Taunton is proud of, and I have to say the library system is excellent. The city itself is clean and where I live everyone keeps their home well manicured. I'm not nervous living here, either. I used to live in Boston and there are some areas in that city that you definitely do not want to be caught in. Obviously Boston is much bigger and so has more crime to deal with, but overall I would say the Taunton police force does an excellent job here.

When I moved from Boston to live in Taunton, I thought I would miss the big city life. The truth is, I don't. What's great about where I live right now is that Boston is less than 50 miles away, and Providence, Rhode Island is even closer. So I can still go see the big music acts when they come around, and if I need to have me some city time I just get on the highway and I'm almost already there.

The people who live in Taunton are typical New Englanders. They keep to themselves mostly, but they won't hesitate to help if you need it. That's one of the things I love. I am not one of those people who needs to know what her neighbors are doing all the time, which I suppose is why I like New England so much anyway.

I'm not a great cook so I'm happy with the restaurant selection here. It's a small city but really everything you could possibly want, from Italian to Chinese to fast food, is readily available.
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