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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Red Bay is a town in Alabama with a population of 3,099. Red Bay is in Franklin County. Living in Red Bay offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Red Bay and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Red Bay are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$423
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    224.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    224.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,446
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Red Bay

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,825
National
$55,322

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Red Bay Reviews

3 reviews
Red Bay is your typical small Alabama town. Amenities are basic and the cost of living is low. Jobs are limited to a couple of industries that pay a somewhat decent wage, while the rest are minimum wage level. Red Bay is a safe town with little violent crime. The public schools are average. The people living in Red Bay are generally friendly and easy going.
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Small town with very limited opportunities. Unfortunately that means drugs are very prominent. With a little creativity maybe some things could be designed to bring the community together and help with the "lets make meth because we're bored" way of life for some here.
Red Bay is a small town with lots of friendly people. I have lived in the area for 9 years and have come to know most of the town and enjoy living there. It is a very safe area for children. The only thing I would like to see a difference in is the school system. When I was in highschool, some of my friends were using the same books their parents had used. So, they need to update. But the teachers are very friendly and very nice.