Dakota Ridge 74 Excellent
Dakota Ridge Livability #122 ranked city in Colorado#7,532 ranked city in the USARanks better than 74% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Dakota Ridge Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Dakota Ridge Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Colorado
Dakota Ridge
11313% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dakota Ridge cost of living
D- Dakota Ridge Crime Total crime is 3% lower than Colorado
Total crime
3,14934% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3234% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
10%Year over year crime is up
Dakota Ridge crime
B Dakota Ridge Employment Household income is 43% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$89,55762% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,12728% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%25% lower than the US average
Dakota Ridge employment
D+ Dakota Ridge Housing Home value is 6% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$281,00052% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,39647% higher than the US average
Home ownership
82%30% higher than the US average
Dakota Ridge real estate or Dakota Ridge rentals
A- Dakota Ridge Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
B- Dakota Ridge User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Dakota Ridge
Overall user rating
70% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Dakota Ridge, CO

      Dakota Ridge, Colorado is a mid-sized city with a population of 34,133 people. In Dakota Ridge, there are 3,662 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Dakota Ridge is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Dakota Ridge is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Dakota Ridge, Colorado. Finding the best places to live in Dakota Ridge and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, education and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 72/100, Dakota Ridge is ranked #8,291 in the United States and #64 in Colorado. Based on the scores for each individual category, Dakota Ridge has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and employment (B). On a more negative note, Dakota Ridge does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Dakota Ridge has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      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 Dakota Ridge is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Dakota Ridge come in at $281,000, which is 6.2% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dakota Ridge, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 26.2% lower than the Colorado average.

      Dakota Ridge transportation information

      StatisticDakota RidgeColoradoNational
      Average one way commute29min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.2%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%7.0%4.6%

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