Concord 82 Exceptional
Concord Livability #26 ranked city in North Carolina#2,204 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas
A+ Concord Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Concord Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than North Carolina
973% less expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Concord cost of living
A Concord Crime Total crime is 35% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
1,77129% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5729% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Concord crime
D+ Concord Employment Household income is 17% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$56,4592% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,0896% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
Concord employment
B Concord Housing Home value is 8% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$169,8008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83812% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Concord real estate or Concord rentals
C- Concord Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%1% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:116% lower than the US average
Concord K-12 schools
A Concord User Ratings There are a total of 17 ratings in Concord
Overall user rating
81% 17 total ratings
User reviews rating
67% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
89% 14 total surveys
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      Living in Concord, NC

      Located in the state of North Carolina, Concord is a medium-sized city with a population of 85,753 people. At 69%, the majority of the Concord population is White; this is followed by 20% Black and 4% Asian. 75% of the people in Concord (over the age of 15) are married and 50% 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.

      Living in Concord can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of North Carolina, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Concord and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Concord to North Carolina and the national average.

      With a livability score of 78 out of 100, Concord is ranked #2,729 in the United States and #37 in North Carolina. This is a phenomenal score, as Concord ranks well in multiple categories! Concord has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Concord has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and housing (B).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Concord, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Concord: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord Mills Mall, and Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte / Concord.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Concord gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 102 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Concord 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.

      Assuming that Concord meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Concord. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Concord are simply unattainable. The median home price for Concord homes is $169,800, which is 8.1% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Concord, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 9.1% lower than the North Carolina average. Real estate appreciation rates in Concord are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Concord homes comes in at 9.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.7%.

      Concord transportation information

      StatisticConcordNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute27min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.9%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.7%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%4.8%4.6%

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