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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Magnolia is a town in Arkansas with a population of 11,570. Magnolia is in Columbia County. Living in Magnolia offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Magnolia and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Magnolia are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$691
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    328.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,656.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,685.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Magnolia

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,729
National
$55,322

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Magnolia Reviews

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Magnolia is a small town with a lot of pride and support for local sports and students. The people in this area are friendly and welcoming. Magnolia is a college town that allows students to earn an associate, bachelor, or masters degree without sacrificing the small town environment.
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Magnolia seem cool and calm to a good extent. But it's a small town with little or nothing much. More investments need to be put in place here to attract people, because people tend to emigrate from this town than immigrate.
There are even no public transportation system on the go in this town. Not even one; at least one (1) should be put in place.
Magnolia is a great little town. It has a strong school system and a community that supports its town. It has lots of southern charm. There are older buildings and a historic courthouse. Our courthouse square has murals painted on various buildings depicting some of the local history. There are several restaurants & places to shop around the square. Southern Arkansas University is a great college that is growing yearly. It has many degree options and a beautiful campus. Magnolia citizens are friendly and everyone knows each other. Our citizens take care of each other and the community. They volunteer for needy causes, keep our town clean, and raise money for charitable causes. It is also a friendly town.