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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Barling is a town in Arkansas with a population of 4,809. Barling is in Sebastian County. Living in Barling offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Barling and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Barling are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Barling 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    414.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,576.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Barling

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,223
National
$55,322
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Barling Reviews

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Barling is a great and homely city. It offers a great sense of community. Public works, infrastructure, and city services are all top notch. The residents are extremely friendly.
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Barling is a beautiful, small town. It is right by Fort Smith, the second largest city in the state of Arkansas. We love our community and are very close knit. I love living here and would recommend it to anyone wanting a small, loving community.
It is a nice small town that feels very safe and a place where you can trust your neighbors. There is not much night life in this small town but in the next town over, Fort Smith, there are a lot more options open to you for night activities.