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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Cole County is located in Missouri with a population of 76,749. Cole County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Cole County offers residents a rural feel and 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$627
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Cole County 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
    218.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    88.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    381.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,400.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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