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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$748
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,236
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Banner Elk Township Reviews

3 reviews
Banner Elk, North Carolina is a quaint little town which is great for walking. It is an all season town with winter skiing and local bands in the summer. It has nice restaurants and unique stores and a winery to visit. There is culture with the private college's plays and performances.
Review Banner Elk Township
Banner Elk is an alright, I wish there were more places to go and eat. Its beautiful but everybody knows everybody.
The crime is very low but i made myself feel safe by buying a taser.