Carson City 71 Excellent
Carson City Livability #42 ranked city in Nevada#9,998 ranked city in the USARanks better than 65% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Carson City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Carson City Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Nevada
Carson City
1011% more expensive than the US average
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Carson City cost of living
F Carson City Crime Total crime is 14% higher than Nevada
Total crime
2,72416% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3716% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Carson City crime
D Carson City Employment Household income is 10% lower than Nevada
Median household income
$47,94813% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,55311% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
Carson City employment
B- Carson City Housing Home value is 4% higher than Nevada
Median home value
$199,5008% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$82713% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Carson City real estate or Carson City rentals
F Carson City Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Nevada
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
39%19% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Carson City K-12 schools
B+ Carson City User Ratings There are a total of 32 ratings in Carson City
Overall user rating
77% 32 total ratings
User reviews rating
78% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 27 total surveys
all Carson City poll results

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      Living in Carson City, NV

      Carson City, Nevada is a mid-sized city with a population of 54,412 people. The majority of Carson City residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. 70% of the people in Carson City (over the age of 15) are married and 63% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Carson City, Nevada. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Carson City and in the areas around Carson City is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 65/100, Carson City is ranked #17,220 in the United States and #71 in Nevada. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Carson City scores well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). Carson City does not fare well for the following: crime (F), weather (D-) and employment (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Carson City on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Carson City: Nevada State Museum, Casino Fandango, and Nevada State Railroad Museum.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Carson City. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Carson City are affordable. The median home price for Carson City homes is $199,500, which is 4.1% higher than the Nevada average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Carson City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 16.7% higher than the Nevada average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Carson City will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Carson City, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 13.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.7%.

      Carson City transportation information

      StatisticCarson CityNevadaNational
      Average one way commute18min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.0%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.1%10.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%3.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.9%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Carson City, NV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).