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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$56,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$454
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Benwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    73
    1
  • Theft
    73
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,276
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Benwood Reviews

3 reviews
Benwood is a small town, and a wonderful place to raise a family. The streets are clean, the people are friendly, and there are a lot of local resources for sustainability.
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There is a halfway house moving in for recovering alcoholics and drug abusers.
I live in an old steel town.