5 reviews
  1. Town in Missouri
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$455
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    14
    37
  • Robbery
    14
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    575
  • Theft
    260
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,561
National
$53,046
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bonne Terre Reviews

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Bonne Terre is a small Missouri town that offers a 1 billion gallon underground lake for an attraction. You will only find two gas stations open after midnight. All other establishments close between 9 and 10, execpt for the weekend stores may stay open until midnight.
There is a very diverse population and nobody is afraid to make their opinions known. There are very few strangers, you mostly see the same familiar faces throughout the town. Most are friendly and will make an interest in you.
At one time we were the lead mining capital of the world. We are working very hard to turn things around--we are the best kept secret in Missouri for families. We have the Space Museum; Bonne Terre Mines (diving and boat tours) streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes, we have one of five oldest library, many parks, and great summer activities for kids of all ages. Our greatest weaknesses lie in the lack of retail stores, the nearest stores are 8 miles away; St. Louis is about 1 hour,