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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    C+
Baldwin City is a town in Kansas with a population of 4,658. Baldwin City is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Baldwin City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Baldwin City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Baldwin City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Baldwin City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    441.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,126.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Baldwin City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,721
National
$55,322
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Baldwin City Reviews

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Gotta be a great town! They used the name of the city for the finale address of Dr A. Karev, of Grey's Anatomy. That said, I live not far from there and it is lovely! Charm, friendships, caring and kind. The type of place that you think of when you think of the heart of America. Oh....and they have a great college, too! Baker University is a great place to learn!
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Baldwin is a small, tight knit community. The town itself has a lot to offer in the way of community, but as a college town there's not much it offers students. It is closely located to larger towns which provide entertainment and nightlife. The K-12 program was wonderful before middle school, and not great after that, though there has been some level of improvement over the last few years. They do have more to offer than other smaller communities and is considered a great place to raise a family.
This isn't a rant. The issues I've come across in this town is I can not walk in my town without seeing a rampant drug problem. The schools here have a terrible bullying problem. And staffing for transportation is a nightmare. If you ask and cop in town beside the one cop I can trust there is no drug problem or school bullying problem. I find that the one good thing that could have happened to this town a walmart grocery was shut down because it would hurt local businesses. But then the second has station in town sold out a franchise company and now we only have one gas station. The baldwin city market is overpriced and it's only competition is a dollar general. I find it funny the neighborhood around the high school and junior high is the worst neighborhood to be around. Full of drugs and kids playing in the streets towards midnight. I also find it funny the the mayors house has had her ditch dug and redone more than anywhere in the town.