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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,254
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$729
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,968
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    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.