Charlottesville 73 Excellent
Charlottesville Livability #292 ranked city in Virginia#9,627 ranked city in the USARanks better than 67% of areas
A+ Charlottesville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Charlottesville Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Virginia
Charlottesville
11212% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1077% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Charlottesville cost of living
C- Charlottesville Crime Total crime is 47% higher than Virginia
Total crime
2,7486% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 376% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Charlottesville crime
C Charlottesville Employment Household income is 23% lower than Virginia
Median household income
$50,7278% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,7293% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%47% lower than the US average
Charlottesville employment
F Charlottesville Housing Home value is 13% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$280,10052% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0309% higher than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Charlottesville real estate or Charlottesville rentals
A+ Charlottesville Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
87%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
72%47% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:125% lower than the US average
Charlottesville K-12 schools
C- Charlottesville User Ratings There are a total of 16 ratings in Charlottesville
Overall user rating
60% 16 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
73% 10 total surveys
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Living in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 45,538 residents. Charlottesville has a population density of 4,445 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (70% White). Given that fact, Charlottesville could be considered less diverse than other cities. Charlottesville could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 30 years old is below the nation’s average.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Charlottesville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Virginia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, you can easily compare the best places to live in Charlottesville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Charlottesville to Virginia and the national average.

With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Charlottesville is ranked #10,127 in the United States and #313 in Virginia. For each of the livability categories, we see that Charlottesville ranks very well for amenities (A+) and education (A+). There are some categories that Charlottesville does not rank well for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Charlottesville 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: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, University of Virginia, and Michie Tavern.

The Charlottesville unemployment rate (1.02%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

The average school test scores in Charlottesville are 72%. 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.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Charlottesville is real estate affordability. The median home price for Charlottesville homes is $280,100, which is 12.8% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Charlottesville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 44.7% higher than the Virginia average.

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      Source: The Charlottesville, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).