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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
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    283
  • Murder
    42
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    127
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,205
    500
  • Theft
    2,727
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,788
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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So far my experience with Erwin is what I expected. Not a very big town/city , it's quiet, friendly neighborhoods, etc. Some people in Erwin aren't that friendly, it just seems that they have a nasty attitude towards people when you talk to them. I like that Erwin is quiet, there is not much crime that goes on around Erwin, and it's peaceful. I think the public school systems are very good because we have the same privileges as the big cities and Erwin is just a little town. I would like to see Erwin change by building more subdivisions around the area so there can be more options for people to live, and if they want to live somewhere more quiet and peaceful. Other than that I think Erwin is a pretty good town/city to live in.
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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.
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.