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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$837
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173
    525
  • Theft
    710
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,324
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

    Big Lake Reviews

    10 reviews
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    Over all big lake is a very nice town! Although we need more sidewalks and a better road system over all everything is well put together!
    Review Big Lake
    Compared to other parts of the country, this area looks great. There are areas that could be cleaned up, but nothing major.
    Don't live by the ocean, but it does now and rain. Blizzards and tornadoes are the most common types of disasters.