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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Population
21,196

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$594
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Jay 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    129
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49
    500
  • Theft
    1,213
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,322
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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