A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$784
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Little Rock Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,048
    273
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    84
    41
  • Robbery
    337
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,183
    525
  • Theft
    4,828
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    461
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,085
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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This city has lots to offer if you like the outdoors. There is a reason why Arkansas is called "The Natural State". Pinnacle Mountain is the highest mountain in the area, surrounded by dense forest. If you are not a hiker or biker, enjoy the many lakes and streams to go fishing, swimming, camping, or kayaking. Some West Little Rock neighborhoods have stunning views from its hills. Arkansans are very laid back and friendly, many displaying a quality of Southern hospitality. Homes are pretty with lots of crown moldings and other interior extras. You will find plenty of old and newer neighborhoods. Homes are affordable with property taxes lower than, say Austin, TX. The overall lifestyle is calmer than in other cities and with its four seasons but still relatively mild temperatures year round ideal for retirees. Come and visit Little Rock and enjoy all nature has to offer!
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Little Rock has all the benefits of a major city - night life, a symphony, multiple cultures to experience throughout the city - without many of the drawbacks. It's overall a very affordable place to live and there is plenty to do for those in love with nature. Arkansas isn't called the Natural State for nothing! Little Rock does, however, have its downsides... in this case, it's the crime. The police department is underfunded and understaffed at the moment and while the city has made great strides in cleaning up the downtown areas, the crime level per capita still put Little Rock in the top ten most dangerous cities this year. It's not something you notice off-hand if you're just passing through, but you can see it in the south-west areas and still in large parts of downtown and the Quapaw quarter. It is improving, but slowly.
I moved here back in 2015, and I love it here. I am from all over, but always small towns. This city is the perfect size, it is not too big, but definitely not too small either. There are a plethora of restaurants, a ton of shopping places, and a great variety of entertainment (suitable for children and adults)! Little Rock used to be know for the wrong things, but this city has grown, improved, and bettered itself. I am proud resident of Little Rock!