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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Rector is a town in Arkansas with a population of 2,098. Rector is in Clay County. Living in Rector offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Rector and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$486
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Rector

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,063
National
$55,322
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Rector Reviews

7 reviews
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Average town, nothing really outstanding, but a good place to consider to live never the less. Never had a issue with the school, worrying about walking down the street, or going to the store. There small stores to get a job at, or near by cities to get work at, and overall an average place to live. Like any city you have good people, bad people, little crime as no place is flawless, but this is still one of the safer places to live in this area.
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Rector is a small town with family values. Most people are friendly and willing to lend a hand if needed. Rector is well kept and pleasing to sight when passing through. Rector has many festivities and activities throughout the year. I would like to see more business established in Rector.
There is some crime in this area. Most of the officers are lazy and just drawing a paycheck instead of caring for the communities safety. Not much confidence in the police department.