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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$784
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,145
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

    Bowdoin Reviews

    2 reviews
    I like being in the woods. I feel comfortable not being surrounded by buildings all the time. It's nice to breathe fresh air.
    Review Bowdoin
    It's not the best for small business however there are some doing good.