A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Population
34,400

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$883
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    595
    525
  • Theft
    1,575
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,182
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Oconee County Reviews

2 reviews
There are many many opportunities to get involved in the community. I have interacted with well over 50 local businesses, helped non-profits, and utilized the school's abundance of options. If myself as a senior in Highschool can be this involved, imagine what you, as a prospective business owner/homeowner/parent, can do!
Review Oconee County
Overall Oconee county is an excellent place to live if you can find work in neighboring Athens. If not, you are a fairly long commute from the nearest major city. The cost of living is very reasonable and there are a lot of amenities for such a small town.