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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Bakersville is a town in North Carolina with a population of 468. Bakersville is in Mitchell County. Living in Bakersville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Residents of Bakersville tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bakersville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$299
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Bakersville

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,000
National
$55,322
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Bakersville Reviews

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I spent the summer in BVLE while taking a class at Penland. The best part is it’s proximity to Roan Mtn. The people are nice but since it’s so small, progress is slow. It’s a dry county because one of the city council members won’t allow alcohol. This causes problems for restaurants and people drive to the neighbor city, Spruce Pine, to have a beer with dinner. Speaking of dinner I hope you can cook becuase most places close by 8PM. Not many healthy food options nearby. Pretty good arts
program but it’s highly competitive and saturated with potters.
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A quiet town, art galleries, great sandwich shop, friendly people, local festivals, walking trail on a creek walk, small schools, beautiful mountain views
Bakersville is a beautiful small town in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It was founded in the mid 1800's, and incorporated in 1870. It is noted for it's history and beauty. Bakersville offers outdoor recreation, a relaxed lifestyle and a temperate climate.