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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
17,220

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,157
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    383
    500
  • Theft
    833
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    407
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,827
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I have recently moved near the Wilkes area and it is a very calm neighborhood, its great to take the dogs on a walk and get some fresh air.
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Most of the Local businesses in the area have quite friendly staff.
My current job is really friendly and flexible to work with.