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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$653
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Barberton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    709
    1
  • Theft
    2,690
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,717
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Barberton Reviews

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Barberton is a small town, population about 26,000. It is now mostly a bedroom community, most of the industry having left about 30 years ago.
The city government has been working to revitalize the downtown area, and there is now and arts and entertainment district, centrally located, with an art gallery/coffee shop, 8-screen movie theater, and restaurants within a 4-block area.
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I really love my community. I was born and raised in Barberton, as was my husband, and we CHOSE to raise our children in the same place we were raised as we both enjoyed being children here and the pride fostered in the town along the way. Barberton, unfortunately gets kicked around a fair amount by those in surrounding communities but it's my belief that this makes us really around or purple prose and makes us stronger. The sports profane have always been top notch. As a child I mostly knew this from agar as I don't have am athletic bone in my body, though I was in the band, marching and concert and we had a ton of pride in our group. OTOH, my daughter, my oldest child, was ridiculously athletic. She played three sports and while we food feel there was favoritism shown to some athlete, it's just human nature I suppose. We did have a few big things happen in our family but I'll talk about just my oldest, my athlete. She had an illness hit her that requires a very serious surgery. The school, teaches, principals, coaches, other students etc could not have been any more wonderful. Helpful, concerned, accommodating, that's the experience we had. everyone wanted to and were so helpful and concerned. I know my daughter felt very loved. My one concern, something that hopefully had been, if not desperately needs to be, revamped or something, is the boom tutoring program for kids who need it. it was an absolute joke. My daughter learned nothing useful and it set her up for future failure because in, for instance, math, she was then lacking the foundation she needed to do future math work. It was especially frustrating for a student like my daughter, who was taking all advanced classes and the tutor was just not equipped for that. it was a frustrating and upsetting experience! My second child, my son, was a very gifts artist. The teachers were wonderful. He lived his art classes, learned a lot and rely thrived. His grades were terrible, his fault.
Barberton is a well developed city. Our downtown is creative, art filled, and welcoming. There are many famous Barberton chicken places to try out. Our city is know for our fried chicken. Along with what to do, we have a beautiful lake. Lake Ann is a great place to walk, run, and gather for concerts in the summer. I would like to see community involvement tof increase in the next years. I hope more of the youth participate in events and being their bright personalities.