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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    156
    500
  • Theft
    1,037
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,222
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Small town with great businesses and friendly people. Also bigger cities are not very far away. Springfield, IL is 20 minutes away.
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The crime rate in my small town is very low. Officers are always available.
Athens is more than just a corn field. It is like living in the country with a city atmosphere.