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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Dexter is a town in Missouri with a population of 7,885. Dexter is in Stoddard County. Living in Dexter offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Dexter and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dexter are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Dexter Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    778.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,862.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Dexter

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,084
National
$55,322
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Dexter Reviews

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Dexter is a small town in Missouri that has a population of about 7,900 people. Dexter is an average community with its clicks of people. There is not much to do in Dexter other than drive around and get stuck my the trains that pass through the middle of the community. One thing that everyone knows about Dexter is that the businesses are on one side of the train tracks and the school district is on the other side making it difficult to not be late to your activities or appointments. Other than that Dexter is a pretty average town with pretty average people and trains.
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Dexter a small town located in the boothell of Missouri. It is a very safe town for the most part, compared to many other places anyways. It is also a very local and friendly town. Everyone knows everyone here. We have a very old downtown that has many unique family owned businesses you can shop at. It is just a little down to earth town!
Dexter is a great place to raise a family. It is safe, the schools are great, and the community is friendly.