Arkansas City

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$63,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$627
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    415
    264
  • Murder
    8
    5
  • Rape
    65
    37
  • Robbery
    24
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    798
    575
  • Theft
    2,939
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,139
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    1
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Arkansas City is just an average town. Slowly over the past five years, it has begun expansion with the addition of new stores, restaurants, and local renovations. Unfortunately, there is a lack of activities for kids to do causing them to easily become mischievous and get into trouble. It would be a nice town for an older individual or couple looking for a quite place for retirement. The crime rate is extremely low, and everyone knows each other due to the fact it is such a small town that is very involved with their children's clubs and sports.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Although this city in number eight in the "Most Dangerous Cities in Kansas", it generally do not feel threatened while living here. According to the article, the chances of getting raped, attacked, or killed are "1 in 140" and are "getting much worse". However, aside from the Jodie Sanderholm case of 2007, I have heard of little to no cases being reported of rape or murder in my time of living here. In all honesty, the reported cases of rape will have a lot more to do with consensual sex under legal age, usually under the influence of alcohol, rather than the use of brute force.

I have no question in my mind when it come to the topic of assault. Being a small town, with not a whole lot of proper parental upbringing, the residents here simply do not understand how to control their temper, and this often leads to fights and even aggravated assault. However, through experience, if you keep your mind to your own business, there will be little to no problems with living here.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 8 2016
This city isn't great when it comes to home life and supporting yourself or a family. It's a blackhole of near poverty, repeating the same endless loop over and over again of thinking you're living well off, and then having the money sucked out of you. However, it's a safer place to live if you don't have a home, as everyone here is very close knit and fairly friendly, whereas larger cities tend to be dangerous for homeless people.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 8 2016