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Valdese

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    grade A minus
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade B+
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B+
    3. Housing
      grade A minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade C+
    5. Good for Families
      grade A minus
    6. Diversity
      grade B minus
    7. Jobs
      grade A minus
    8. Weather
      grade B+
    9. Cost of Living
      grade A
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade B
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A minus
    12. Commute
      grade C+

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    Valdese is a with a population of 4,682. Valdese is in Burke County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Valdese offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Valdese and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Valdese are above average.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $160,500
    National
    $281,900
    Median Rent
    $622
    National
    $1,268
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      25%
    • Own
      75%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      171.6
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      21.4
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      21.4
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      450.4
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      922.2
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      107.2
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B minus
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      10%
    • 10-17 years
      9%
    • 18-24 years
      8%
    • 25-34 years
      9%
    • 35-44 years
      10%
    • 45-54 years
      16%
    • 55-64 years
      15%
    • 65+ years
      23%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      17%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      18%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      23%
      national  28%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      34%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      8%
      national  11%

    Working in Valdese

    Jobs
    grade A minus
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $66,745
    National
    $75,149

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