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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$643
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

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
$44,033
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Big Rapids Charter Township Reviews

    15 reviews
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    Big Rapids has a fairly diverse selection of restaurants. A decent amount of places to workout, train, or enjoy physical activities. Home to Ferris State University, so their are many programs to be involved in. The town could use a better night life. The new breweries in town help, but still could use more current pop culture entertainment to attend at night.
    Review Big Rapids Charter Township
    I believe being a smaller town that the city, sheriff, and state police are very visible.
    I feel as though it is a pretty average neighborhood, it is a college town with fairly low crime rates.