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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,703
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    386
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    252
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    696
    500
  • Theft
    1,867
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,299
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%
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West End is like my family. I've become attached to the community because of how nice it is, how nice the people are there.
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The local businesses where I live are owned by friendly people who always have a good sense of humor. Many people ,actually most people shop there everyday. I live near a whole set of stores and butcher shops also ice cream parlors. It gets very busy. People always find what they need. Compared to big companies , the stores are better and people enjoy shopping there.
in this area, there are only a few abandoned houses. when we first moved here, this was not the best neighborhood to live in. there were a lot of vacant houses which were destroyed by kids in the neighborhood. also, people would strip the houses of their copper piping. which lead to our house going down in value. i love my neighborhood, but i want to better myself and go to a trade school to become an automobile mechanic. i want to help my mom because she is the only one who helped me throughout my life. and in this neighborhood, i don't have a chance at a future with out some financial aid or scholarships.