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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    370
    525
  • Theft
    783
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44
    263

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,516
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Barnstead Reviews

    14 reviews
    All Categories
    Nothing really to do around here. Everything is Farms and spread out where the local kids can't get work unless they walk 5 miles or bike, or have a vehicle. The locke lake community is family friendly, but expensive to live in. The rest of the town is so spread out that you dont really talk to your neighbors too much.
    Review Barnstead
    Lots and lots of trees! A great area if you love the outdoors. Very little pollution and lots of wildlife.
    Weather strongly affects people's lifestyles here. Flooding has been a major problem in the past, as has snow.