B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  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
    C-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$693
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51
    525
  • Theft
    510
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,000
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    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.