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Walnut Hills is a neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio with a population of 7,046. Walnut Hills is in Montgomery County. Living in Walnut Hills offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Walnut Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Walnut Hills and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Walnut Hills...
Population
7,046

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,974
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,217
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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In Dayton, things are okay. There are some areas that are a lot nicer than others while there's parts worse than others. In the past years, I have seen crime go up, more foreclosures, and people not caring about their community. Even though there are negative sides to living in the area, there are a quite of bit of positives. There's lots of transportation, lots of activities such as parks, bike riding, museums, etc, and some of the younger generation eager to improve life. Ranking the area compared to the rest of the country, I would say it's pretty average. I've seen communities with much better lifestyles and others very poor. In the future, I definitely see it staying the same because of discussing with the younger generation, many are wanting to move out of Dayton.
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There is apparent crime. I've had multiple bikes stolen and other robberies, nothing which hurt me bad though. There are many inoperable vehicles and abandoned buildings and graffiti but it's a common sight so they don't really bother me. The city mainly keeps up with the street lighting and other things so to keep the people safe. When i come to a dark street i just curtail around it and go down a lit one. There are many fights that break out and occasional deaths. A police station is nearby although i don't usually see police cars unless someone called them in. Deeper in the city is in a much worse shape than my neighborhood with bad lighting and drug deals on corners. i feel worried about my safety but still comfortable enough to take a walk and go to the store by myself.
It's a bit quieter than South Park...and a darn sight SAFER than South Park. Neighbors actually DO care.