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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,656
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Western Reviews

1 review
It's a friendly beautiful place to grow up, and pretty open. The area lacks a lot of diversity, such as African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Homosexuals, and people of different religions. Not to say the area is racially biased or homophobic, just lacking in diverse individuals. Small enough area that local attractions, such as the Boonville Fair, will draw in numerous people who you'll recognize and be fairly familiar with. Lacking diversity is a bit of an issue for me, but aside from that the beauty of the rural landscapes and friendliness of the people makes it a great place to have grown up.
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