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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,917
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    53%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

    Berkshire Reviews

    4 reviews
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    It's not crowded like the cities,and people have space. It's quiet, no loud trucks or trains, or honking chairs, people screaming. Neighbors help out when they can. A safe place where you can leave your car doors unlocked and not worry about anyone taking anything from it
    Review Berkshire
    It'd a good place to raise families and gives people a sense of adventure since there isn't a lot to around here. The community is always so supportive in the schools and programs. But it still has its flaws like the cold, the farming, and the amount of residents on welfare.
    Not a lot of vacant houses. People take pride in what they have and know what they can afford. Their houses are one of their most prized possessions, they take care of it. Most of the vacant houses are from those who moved out.