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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$723
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Erwin 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    300
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    129
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,416
    525
  • Theft
    2,424
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,170
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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I grew up in Erwin and found that there isn't much to do there. Most of the residence turn to drugs, whether that be because of lack of entertainment or lack of mental health services. It's quite dreary place. I wouldn't recommend anyone live there unless they're looking for cheap housing, willing to commute, and don't have kids that would be enrolled in the public school system.
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I love the small town atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone and it's not a large, busy town. All the houses are old Denim Mill Houses. They have beautiful character. You don't have to go far for the eccentials like food, groceries, or gas. I'd love to see the town expand some of there events, such as the parades.
My overall liking to this area has grown in recent years, this area has upgraded in food restaurants and activities for the younger generation to do. Having things for the younger generation to do is what Dunn, NC really needs because the younger generation is what brings people to Dunn, and what makes people want to stay in the area. Dunn in between Fayetteville and Raleigh, North Carolina so if adults want to go out and have fun, then it will no be too long of a commute. Even when looking at the job aspect, those people who like to live in a small town, it will not be a long commute.