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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Bradford is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 8,440. Bradford is in McKean County. Living in Bradford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bradford there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Bradford and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bradford are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$614
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Bradford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    746.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,997.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Bradford

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,567
National
$55,322
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Bradford Reviews

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Bradford is a great place to live! I have lived in Bradford for awhile now and I have no complaints. Everybody is so nice and there is a lot of activities to get involved in. It’s also really nice that the traffic is light and it doesn’t take very much time to get to where you need to go. There are a lot of jobs for young people to get. Also Bradford has an amazing college called the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
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It has that home town feel, we are home of Zippo manufacturing, an amazing recreational area for outdoor activities all year round! I'd like to change the high rate of assistance families we now seem to have, some are several generations.
Bradford, overall is very unique, it has a lot of opportunities within the community and is very well organized as the small town as it is, the racial difference is very low, however races are equally treated in all aspects. The youth, however, is very problematic, but is the most of the worries. The town is safe and serves no issues for gun control or the safety.