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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
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,703
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,796
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    350
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,871
    500
  • Theft
    5,271
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,076
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,774
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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The police force is chronically understaffed, making response times longer. The local representatives are not accessible to the constituents. The local laws do not fit nor reflect the needs of the citizens. There is too much division in the city.
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Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of the city in August 2005. The area has been neglected and investments have not been made to restore the area since the storm.
Flooding constantly happens around my area. If a hurricane was to occur my area would be damaged serveraly.