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Barberton Livability #433 ranked city in Ohio#4,900 ranked city in the USARanks better than 83% of areas

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      Living in Barberton, OH

      Barberton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 26,266 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Barberton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Barberton is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Barberton, Ohio. To help you find the best places to live in and around Barberton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

      Barberton, OH receives 77/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #371 in Ohio and #3,641 in the USA. This is a phenomenal score, as Barberton ranks well in multiple categories! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Barberton scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A) and education (A-). On a more negative note, Barberton does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (D), employment (D-) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Barberton 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.

      The average school test scores in Barberton are 71%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

      Assuming that Barberton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Barberton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Barberton are simply unattainable. The median home price for Barberton homes is $85,800, which is 35% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Barberton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Ohio average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Barberton area were 16.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.1%.

      Barberton transportation information

      Statistic Barberton Ohio National
      Average one way commute22min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.3%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.0%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home1.5%3.7%4.6%

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