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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Blytheville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 14,588. Blytheville is in Mississippi County. Living in Blytheville offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Blytheville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Blytheville and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Blytheville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    758.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    43.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    158.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    845.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,027.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Blytheville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,130
National
$55,322
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Blytheville Reviews

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Blytheville is a very small town where everybody knows everyone, it's friendly but also a dangers place to live depending on where you live and who you associate yourself with. Jobs are hard to come by and pay is still minimum wage but over all half the town is my family and i love it. The hospital can't treat gun wounds and are very very rude and the police force only targets African Americans and never have solve murders as well as we have a law that states any employer can fire you without reason. If I had the chance to do my life all over I would not live in Blytheville, AR and only come to visit my family.
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This is my hometown where I’ve watched many people die and hear about bad things all the time. I’d like for the people to actually work together and be more connected and involved in saving the youth growing up here!
Blytheville is the top dangerous city in Arkansas. I lived around racial ideals, and when I could not get help in my education, I was able to go to KIPP. At KIPP, I pursued a higher education and hope to live a better life for my family and I.