Benton Township

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$490
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%

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
$70,000
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    55%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      4
    • Average
      0
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    The crime in Oak Harbor is very minimal. It is not very often that crime happens here. Stores don't get robbed or broken into, and neither do houses. The most crime we see around here is around Christmas time when people are desperate for money or gifts. The police force does a great job of responding to accidents, crimes or anything else. They aren't always visible, but they are always there in a bad situation. The police are always very pleasant to talk to and have the situation dealt with.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 10 2016
    The town of Oak Harbor is great. The people are friendly and will give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. There aren't many things to do in Oak Harbor, but it is still a great town. Being just 10 miles away from Lake Erie, it creates a good attraction in the summer time. The town of Oak Harbor is continuing to grow as it has just gained a Taco Bell. The city is looking to continue the growth of the city with and amphitheater on the Portage River.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 10 2016
    The people around and in the Oak Harbor Ohio area are phenomenal people. They genuinely care about the people in their community and help out every chance they get. With the town being small everyone is so close niche that everyone knows everyone. So when someone new enters the neighborhood they tend to notice and help take care of them while they are settling in. Overall it is a fantastic place to live.
    • Niche User
    • July 18 2015