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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Ferrum is a town in Virginia with a population of 2,235. Ferrum is in Franklin County. Living in Ferrum offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Ferrum and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ferrum are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$99
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    55%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Ferrum

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,409
National
$55,322
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Ferrum Reviews

2 reviews
I really enjoy Ferrum because of its small town environment. It is quiet area and it’s beautiful to look at as well. It’s a pretty safe area as well, hardly ever any crime reports. One could leave the front door unlocked and not have to worry about unwanted visitors. The only thing I wouldn’t mind seeing, is a couple more options for dining out. While there are a few places now to eat out, it could stand to have one or two more options to bring some variety.
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Quiet and quaint town set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This town is small but full of rich heritage and history. The natural beauty is endless throughout each of the four seasons and the people are warm and always willing to hold out a hand to those in need.