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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$704
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,368
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Birchwood Reviews

1 review
Great small town with all the normal assets of Midwestern small town. Complete with numerous bars, great outdoor activity opportunity, and a world class K12 school.
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