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%

Oconee County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

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%

Oconee County Reviews

3 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
I really enjoy living in Oconee County. We moved here from Athens for the great schools and could not be happier with the level of public education. Its a great location to get to Athens, Atlanta and South Carolina.
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.