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Berea
  • Town in Kentucky

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

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Berea is a town in Kentucky with a population of 15,773. Berea is in Madison County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Berea offers residents a sparse 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$739
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    49
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    24.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    288.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    956.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

Working in Berea

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,357
National
$64,994

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