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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$696
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    1
  • Theft
    5,451
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,625
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Big Sandy Reviews

1 review
The word "family" is the first word In would use to describe my experience in this town. It is a small town, and seems almost stuck decades in the past. Gossip is king, as is typical of small towns, but everyone is friendly and willing to help out one of their own at a moment's notice.
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