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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Shell Knob is a town in Missouri with a population of 1,246. Shell Knob is in Barry County. Living in Shell Knob offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Shell Knob and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$543
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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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
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    45%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Shell Knob

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,618
National
$55,322
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Shell Knob Reviews

2 reviews
I have lived in Shell Knob for 10 years now. The area is beautiful, with all the trees and the lake. The town's people are all kind and help others in the area when they have a need. When my husband had cancer, the fire department put a fundraiser together to assist us with medical bills. We had such a big turnout we just could not believe how caring the people all were and how generous as well. The town grocery store even donated food in order to help out. When neighbors need help, they get help, at least here in Shell Knob. I love living here and hope to remain in the Shell Knob area for the rest of my life.
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It has a really nice lake and a grocery store and a few banks. Really small town and it does have a drug problem. Wouldn't recommend moving here due to lack of good jobs.