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Waltham (/ˈwɔːlˌθæm/) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labor and production. The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. The population was 60,636 at the census in 2010. Waltham is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. Waltham Watch Company opened its factory in Waltham in 1854 and was the first company to make watches on an assembly line. It won the gold medal in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. The company produced over 35 million watches, clocks and instruments before it closed in 1957.

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Facts and Stats for Waltham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Waltham

    Know the pollution level of Waltham before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.26 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.37 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.82 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.45 (Low)
  • Waltham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Waltham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Waltham.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.79 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.06 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.4 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.42 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.78 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.58 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.47 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.37 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.69 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.95 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.89 (Low)
  • Living in Waltham - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Waltham is 181.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.29 (High)
    • Climate Index 71.73 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.94 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.16 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.88 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.46 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.9 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.39 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Waltham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Waltham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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