Conway 70 Excellent
Conway Livability #57 ranked city in Arkansas#12,276 ranked city in the USARanks better than 58% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Conway Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Conway Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Arkansas
8416% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Conway cost of living
F Conway Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Arkansas
Total crime
3,21729% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3229% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
Conway crime
D+ Conway Employment Household income is 11% higher than Arkansas
Median household income
$47,19015% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,75217% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Conway employment
D- Conway Housing Home value is 41% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$161,40013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$74222% lower than the US average
Home ownership
48%24% lower than the US average
Conway real estate or Conway rentals
F Conway Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
39%21% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Conway K-12 schools
B Conway User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Conway
Overall user rating
73% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Conway, AR

      Conway is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. The city has a population of 64,184 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 77% of Conway residents are White, 16% Black and 2% Asian. Conway tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 29 is far below the national average. Conway has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 74% of the population is classified as married and 55% have kids.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Conway is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Arkansas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Conway and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Conway has received a livability score of 67 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 50th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Conway ranks very well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). There are some categories that Conway does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Conway, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Assuming that Conway meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Conway. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Conway are simply unattainable. The median home price for Conway homes is $161,400, which is 40.7% higher than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Conway, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 25.9% higher than the Arkansas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Conway area were 2.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Conway transportation information

      Average one way commute20min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.1%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.7%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.0%3.2%4.6%

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