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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Rainsville is a town in Alabama with a population of 5,012. Rainsville is in DeKalb County. Living in Rainsville offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Rainsville tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rainsville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$531
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    616.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,194
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    238.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Rainsville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,808
National
$55,322
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Rainsville Reviews

1 review
Rainsville Alabama is a great place to live. It's a small town with humble people. Several fast food options are readily available as well as sit down restaurants. Its only a short drive to larger cities which is another advantage.
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