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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$834
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

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
$42,888
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

    Big River Township Reviews

    7 reviews
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    Many of the people that live in this community are older people. Not many young people live in this town. De Soto is divided in two different directions in the school district. There are those that try to focus on their education to leave the community as quickly as possible, and then there are those that do not care and tend to stay in this town. Those that do not care tend to fall back on drugs, underage drinking, and grow up with the belief unemployment will help support them, as well as minimum wage is enough to live on. Those that do want to continue on with their education have a hard time in doing so. This community is not filled with wealthy families. Those that want to go on have to rely on scholarships and loans to get by. The town is not kept in clean conditions. Roads are in desperate need of repair, people tend to avoid one another. There is no true safe place for people to get together. It is best to stay inside in most cases and for people to mind their own business in order to live a semi-comfortable life in this town.
    Review Big River Township
    This town does not offer many services. Those that do are not the best. People do not put their hearts and souls into their work. They do the bare minimum, and charge high prices. This is unfair to the community, and it is because of the selfishness in the town not many businesses survive. The only real places to eat are fast food restaurants. Other places fall out of business quickly.
    As I said in the last review, there are many people here who do not care about their health. We live close to the Festus and Crystal City area, where it's extremely easy to get a hold of drugs. I went to people in high school whose parents did not care if their children got into the alcohol, and allowed them to smoke cigarettes.