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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Great Falls 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
    206
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    611
    500
  • Theft
    3,959
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,497
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I like the small town feel of Great Falls. It is out in the middle of nowhere but still has big brand companies where you can shop, like Smith's, Target, Walmart. It also has lots of fun little Ma and Pa shops around town. However, there aren't a lot of things to do around town. There are some swimming pools, museums, a trail that runs along the river, a beautiful park (Giant Springs), a farmer's market during the summer months, but that is about all. Compared to other small towns (60,000 pop) I think Great Falls is pretty decent but compared to other large cities (100,000+) it is boring and gets old quickly. However, Great Falls is a great location for outdoor activities. There a great spots for camping, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, etc. within a 3-hour radius of town. There are also a couple of national parks nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone to name two.
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Great Falls, is a Great Town! It is very family friendly, with lots to do! Great Falls has Hiking, biking, rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, great food, fun family museums and much more. The Mighty Missouri River runs right throw the town and makes a great place to do all kinds of recreation! The town is also filled with great places to eat that are very family centered.
Great Falls is a great place for kids, for the outdoors and a great sense of community. The people are very friendly and easy going. There is plenty to do, especially if you love being outdoors! And the opportunity for stargazing is absolutely awesome!