A-
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
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$893
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Baldwin City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442
    1
  • Theft
    1,127
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,718
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Baldwin City Reviews

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I have learned over the years that it is best to allow your home town to be what it is, and to appreciate what virtues it has taught you. Baldwin City lacks inclusivity and a progressive attitude on life, preferring an "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" perspective. Schools teach a traditional curriculum, with the introduction of iPads being the greatest upgrade in recent years. General housing expenses are reasonable, although most young people are not immigrants to the area, but rather the fourth or fifth generation to live here. To really be "anywhere", you must travel at least 15 miles away, so it is not the place for those who want an exciting neighborhood. Nature-lovers and country enthusiasts alike will find solace in broad horizons and impressive starlit displays every night, although environmentally-minded activists will not find easy company. Society is not rich in this part of the country, but more introverted pleasures are readily available.
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Baldwin City, Kansas might be small but the people are significant. Every face is a friendly face. People here are so kind, thoughtful, and willing to help others without expecting anything in return although they always know they'll have help when they need it. This community is so immensely supportive of one another and I never thought I could live somewhere with such great positivity. Everyone knows everyone, and in some towns, that means people's lives aren't private. But here, judgement is pushed aside and everyone is accepting. The atmosphere is continually encouraging.
Baldwin City is great for small living that close big city amenities. Although it is a college town, it is generally very family friendly and quiet. The community is working to add more healthy lifestyle opportunities and the high school does a good job of preparing kids to move on to higher education.