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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sidney is a town in Ohio with a population of 20,777. Sidney is in Shelby County. Living in Sidney offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sidney there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Sidney and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sidney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$699
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Sidney Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    117.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    791.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,132
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Sidney

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,098
National
$55,322

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Sidney Reviews

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I was born and raised in this city. My parents settled here because of its size and distance from large cities. You can get to Dayton in 30-40 minutes, but the school sizes are nice and we don't have the problems of a big city. The best thing about Sidney is that even in the worst spots in town, you can find really good people. I have always felt that no matter what I need, there's someone in town that can help me out with it.
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Sidney, Ohio is tucked in the Northwestern section of Ohio. We are about 50 miles south of Lima, 50 miles North of Dayton, and 75 miles west of Columbus. Sidney is the County Seat for Shelby County. We offer a quiet town that has expanded greatly due to manufacturing facilities in Quiet restful town. Sidney is a growing community which needs for more options in entertainment. We have a skating rink,bowling alley, autoue theatre, pool, public parks and recreational facilities. We have a few restaurants that would be categorized as fine dining options. We have room for growth in the restaurant choices.
I like Sidney. I grew up here. While there is not much to do outside of bowling or skating, there are a few places that make it unique. It has Chilly Jillies, Cassano's, and the Spot. One thing I would change is the lack of things to do. We mostly have to go out of town to even go to the movies.