Bakersfield

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$375
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,375
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%

    Reviews

    6 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      2
    • Average
      2
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    It's a great place to live. A lot of people are really helpful and would give you the shirt off their back. But the draw back is the school system in Bakersfield. It is lacking in many places and the students suffer in their education. The schools focus is all on sports and not very concerned about students education. I'm an Honor Roll student about to go to college. My senior year he administration forced a elementary teacher teach Highschool science even after she told them she didn't know how to teach science to highschoolers. So other than the school Bakersfield is a great community that comes together if anyone needs help.
    • Niche User
    • 8 months ago
    Very small with a heavy drug influence. Community is very involved with the school, or at least with school sports.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    There is a lot of crime here - mostly drugs and drunk driving, but a lot of crime. Police do what they can, but it's not enough. People have to want to be legit in order for things to get better and it feels like a lot of people in this town have just given up.
    • Niche User
    • 8 months ago