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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Berea is a town in Kentucky with a population of 14,927. Berea is in Madison County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Berea offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Berea and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Berea are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Berea Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    746.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,564.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    233.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Berea

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,503
National
$55,322
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Berea Reviews

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I am a lifelong resident of Berea, Kentucky! It is beautiful, quaint, and even quirky. It offers so much history and there are many hidden gems, like the Pinnacles hiking trails and the Artisan Center. The Berea College campus is nothing short of gorgeous. It is a modern city with an Appalachian feel.
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Berea is one the quietest cities you can find in the United States of America. My four years have taught me a lot about Bereans: their lifestyles differ from other cities by their sense of humor and love for the mountains. Activities such as hiking, riding a bike, or church going are more common in this area. However, there is no better experience and moment than being located at a place where birds' crying is the only noise that can disturb your hearing. Love Berea!
Berea is a small town with a welcoming environment! I have lived in Berea since I was little and have absolutely love it. There is no place you can buy alcohol here and the town is simple and quite at night. Our very own Berea college is a tuition free college the only on in Kentucky offers very promising future