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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,235
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$838
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,106
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    862
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    4,883
    500
  • Theft
    3,989
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,441
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,549
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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St. Roch Reviews

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When you look at the economics of the area, they are indeed getting better, however that is a result from northerners migrating southward. House rates are improving because the people coming down are renovating the older houses and buildings. However, this is also increasing rent and other residential prices. Most locals are having a harder time remaining in their original residences (gentrification is very prevalent here). This also means that the culture of the city is slowly disappearing, which is something that is very sad to see.
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The police department is lacking. It's not very common to see police around the area.
It could be better. It was a great place and neighbor to live in before the Hurricane Katrina came.