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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$706
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Branson 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
    365
    0
  • Murder
    9
    0
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    287
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,928
    1
  • Theft
    10,645
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    703
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,303
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Branson Reviews

28 reviews
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Branson is an excellent place to live and visit. People love it because of the family friendly environment, and the appreciation shown to veterans for their service. There are countless things to do, including water parks, entertainment shows, shopping, restaurants, and the lake all right at your fingertips! I was blessed to grow up in this town and look forward to see it become even more welcoming and enjoyable for guests in the future!
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This is a very diversity tourist town. Get place to raise a family and do things as a family.The taxes are high on hotels and shows, but the money goes toward the schools. The schools are great and offer a lot that other schools do not offer. The only thing that I would change in Branson would be the time that the shopping center in the historical part of town close. These stores close between 4:30 and 5:00p.m. There are still many people out at that time wanting to shop.
Branson has great activities for families. However, crime has risen. Branson lacks shows for other genres of music other than country music. The nightlife is lacking. The cost of living is higher. Most jobs in Branson are seasonal during peak tourist season. So after Christmas to late February/March unemployment skyrockets.