B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$752
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Arcola Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    179
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    658
    1
  • Theft
    855
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,279
National
$53,889
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%
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Arcola Reviews

2 reviews
This area is ok because it is a low income area yet there is not much crime going around. I should not complain about the area because most low income areas are filled with crime, however, everyone in this area seems to be very peaceful. The actual setting is pretty ugly because they are not big houses with green lawns. If I could do it all over again, I would not choose this are to live in. I do not see this area getting any better in the future, except for the education that is being provided, which gets better every five years or so due to the new schools that are being built. Since my goal is to escape poverty, I definitely would not choose this area to live in when I get older, and one day I hope to move my parents to a nice middle class area.
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the atmosphere is generally consolidated it's not hard its not big but it doesn't make life easy. if I had the opportunity to do it over again I would still do it because this things in this area that I've grown attached to. there are still burning parts in the country that are better than this however this place has a bright future and is on the path to be rebuilt