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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$715
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Barstow 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
    840
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    295
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,886
    1
  • Theft
    1,722
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    768
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,632
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Great community for start!
Barstow Community College is cheapest college in units compare to other colleges in California. College have a good programs for students success in education, free parking lot, small classes. Barstow located between Los Angeles which take 2 hours and Las Vegas 2,5 hours away, so for night life and beach day you can decide on same-day.
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The thing I like about Barstow is the community it self. The town comes together and forms events like the loose to win challenge to promote health, the walk for a cure to help spread awareness for cancer, and of course the chili cook off where everyone in the community comes together and partakes in festivities our city has to offer. Another trait that I like about Barstow are the local businesses, they are involved with our community and being such a small town we all have to support each other to thrive and succeed. The thing I wish would change would have to be the amount of the unfortunate roaming the streets making it unsafe to enjoy an evening walk not knowing the potential threats.
I absolutely love the neighborhood I live in, but the town is getting to become too much desert for me. I have lived in the desert all of my life and my husband and I believe that it will soon be time for a change of scenery and weather! As soon as we are able, we would like to move East and find a nice city around Colorado or New Mexico. I could never get tired of the beautiful scenery, skies, and rain!