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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$40,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$580
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,721
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Bayard Reviews

1 review
This is the town that I grew up in and it is the best little town in Western Iowa. It is the kind of town where you could raise a family and feel safe. This town has a lot of fun things to do and there are a lot of parks.
My husband and I have lived in this town for 20 years and we have raised our 7 kids in this town.
This town in home to me and my family. It is within driving distance to other towns.
The schools in this town are very good and if anyone buys a house in this town they won't regret it. There are a lot of things to do in this small farming community.
The cost of living in this town is very reasonable and people who ever chose to live here will be able to raise a family.
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