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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$789
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,250
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Arlington Reviews

2 reviews
I grew up in the inner city of Chicago, so transitioning to rural Illinois was a big change. But I love the fact that you can know the people around you. I really enjoy living here, and am glad my family moved here. Comparing this area to the other places I've lived would be difficult because it's so different. I definitely feel safer here than I would in the city, but there are some kinds of shops that I would really love to be able to access that I can't because it's a smaller area and we can't support them. I do see the area continuing to grow and blossom, however. Local communities are investing in business and community restoration, so I see things beginning to improve.
Review Arlington
It really depends. My particular small town has no problem with crime, but the area in general deals with drugs, violence, and suicide at pretty high levels. Police patrols are not uncommon, and all my experience with local police has been positive.