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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Yellow Springs is a town in Ohio with a population of 3,876. Yellow Springs is in Greene County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Yellow Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Yellow Springs there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Yellow Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Yellow Springs are highly rated.
About Yellow Springs...
Population
3,876

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Yellow Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    80.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    107.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    107.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    538.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,265.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Yellow Springs

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,500
National
$55,322
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Yellow Springs Reviews

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Yellow Springs is a wonderful progressive town that values the arts and is home to Antioch College, a radical college with dedicated alum all over the world! Dave Chappelle also lives here, and throws great parties. One of my favorite places is Antioch College Wellness Center. The best coffee shop is the Emporium, they have weekly events and also sell wine. There is also the Glen Helen Nature Preserve! A great place to take a hike and relate with nature.
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Yellow Springs, is a unique town that definitely community oriented! There is a lot support for local artistry and community involvement. Coming from Chicago, Yellow Springs feels very safe with friendly people around. This town is polarizing to the rest of the region due to its strong leftist liberal leanings.
I'm a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, and live off campus in town. I enjoy the Yellow Springs community, the local shops and characters, the small size of the village, and the unique yearly events. Living near the Glen Helen Nature Preserve is wonderful, and I love the village's care for nature. The town has its own "tree committee." The only bummer that really kills me is that the Miami Valley is especially challenging for people prone to respiratory illness and distress. It's nicknamed "Sinus Valley." I struggle constantly with asthma, allergies, colds, and sinus infections. Since moving to Yellow Springs in 2012 I've had laryngitis, walking pneumonia twice, and have lost count of how many times I've had to go on antibiotics for a fresh infection. Everyone here struggles with this.