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Barstow
  • Town in California

Report Card

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

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Barstow is a town in California with a population of 23,547. Barstow is in San Bernardino County. Living in Barstow offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Barstow there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Barstow and residents tend to lean liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$812
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    798.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    45.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    287
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,443.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,643
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    773.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

Working in Barstow

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,912
National
$64,994

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