Baker

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$535
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    210
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    157
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105
    575
  • Theft
    367
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,438
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    7 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    I live an extremely rural area. The population of baker is roughly 1,800 people. We are growing do to the oilfield but we do not have that big of a business industry. We only have one or two sit down restaurants, the rest are bars that serve food from 10 am to 10 pm. There is only one grocery store in town and it is extremely high priced. There is only one retail clothing store and it is basically for mid aged to older women. The business industry is lacking but it has the necessities.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 23 2015
    Due to the oilfield traffic that has came into and around Baker there are job openings in several places. The oilfield has also greatly increased the pay compared to other areas. The only downfall is that if or when the oilfield is no longer in or around Baker many people will lose their jobs and the pay that they have been receiving.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 23 2015
    As long as I can remember my hometown has been extremely safe. But recently with the oilfield coming in there has been a slight increase in crime. With this increase the city has hired on more policeman to help keep the crime rates low. I still feel safe just not as safe as before.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 23 2015