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Garner
  • Suburb of Raleigh, NC

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

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Garner is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 29,462. Garner is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Garner offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garner there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Garner and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Garner are highly rated.

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About Garner...
Population
29,462

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Garner Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    138.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    86.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    353.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,929
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Garner

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,064
National
$62,843

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