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Cole County
  • County in Missouri

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Housing
    grade A minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B
  6. Jobs
    grade A minus
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade B+

editorial

Cole County is located in Missouri with a population of 76,630. Cole County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. In Cole County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Cole County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cole County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$687
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    218.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    37.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    88.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    381.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,400.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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