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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$565
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,020
    273
  • Murder
    25
    6
  • Rape
    93
    41
  • Robbery
    194
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,552
    525
  • Theft
    4,478
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$23,315
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bogalusa Reviews

14 reviews
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I have lived in bogalusa la for almost 10 years. The schools here really need a lot of improvement. Almost every school in this town has a grade of C or lower. Their are a lot of young kids that end up turning to drugs and getting in trouble at young ages. I would love to see some good things happen for the kids to keep them out of trouble. We really need to open a bowling alley, skating ring, arcade or something to keep the children off the streets. There are lots of good people in this town and lots of good could happen. I believe that our Education needs to be first and everything else will follow.
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Although the police are visible, it's difficult to keep crime away. Drug deals are of main concern, as well as vandalism. Unfortunately, being a small town, it's very difficult to stop these things from occurring. It's a problem that has only gotten worse through time. I'm afraid that this is the main reason that Bogalusa has slowly dwindled into only a portion of what it once was. I believe it unsafe to walk around the city during the day, much less at night, by oneself. This is extremely disconcerting.
I have lived in Bogalusa all my life. People come and go, but it will always be home. Like any low income area, Bogalusa has it's issues with poverty, drugs, and crime; however, it will always be home to me. The small town feel, the smell of the paper mill, and the southern hospitality will always ring true in my heart.