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
35,071

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$909
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

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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
    139
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382
    500
  • Theft
    1,529
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,946
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    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!
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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.