Caldwell 74 Excellent
Caldwell Livability #53 ranked city in Idaho#8,103 ranked city in the USARanks better than 72% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Caldwell Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Caldwell Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Idaho
8911% less expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Caldwell cost of living
C+ Caldwell Crime Total crime is 43% higher than Idaho
Total crime
2,07117% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4917% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Caldwell crime
F Caldwell Employment Household income is 13% lower than Idaho
Median household income
$42,85523% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$16,28045% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%50% higher than the US average
Caldwell employment
A- Caldwell Housing Home value is 33% lower than Idaho
Median home value
$113,00039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$74621% lower than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Caldwell real estate or Caldwell rentals
F Caldwell Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Idaho
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
32%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Caldwell K-12 schools
B Caldwell User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Caldwell
Overall user rating
73% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Caldwell, ID

      Caldwell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. The city has a population of 50,288 inhabitants. The majority of Caldwell residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Caldwell are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. Caldwell tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. 71% of the people in Caldwell (over the age of 15) are married and 49% 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.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Caldwell is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Idaho, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Caldwell and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Idaho and national averages.

      The livability score in Caldwell is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 77th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Caldwell has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (B+) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Caldwell. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: education (F) and employment (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Caldwell 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Ste. Chapelle Winery, Willaimson Orchard & Vineyard, and Huston Vineyards.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Caldwell can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Caldwell. 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 Caldwell are affordable. The median home price for Caldwell homes is $113,000, which is 32.7% lower than the Idaho average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Caldwell, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 23.5% lower than the Idaho 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 Caldwell area were 16% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.5%.

      Caldwell transportation information

      Average one way commute23min20min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.4%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%10.0%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%5.9%4.6%

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