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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$614
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

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
$34,127
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

    Big River Township Reviews

    1 review
    If I could go back in time and keep my parents from moving me from Arnold to Bonne Terre, would I do it? No, I don't think I would. This town has taught me how to be a decent human being in this world of anger and hatred, it has taught me how to be happy. Bonne Terre is an old mining town and since the mines have been closed for many years now, the business and economics in this town have diminished, leaving this a poor town. However, the people in the community come together to help each other out. I do see myself leaving Bonne Terre eventually but it is only because I am a small town girl who has a ravenous hunger for knowledge and I must see the world.
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