Evansville 58 Below average
Evansville Livability #603 ranked city in Indiana#24,191 ranked city in the USARanks better than 17% of areas
A+ Evansville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Evansville Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Indiana
8416% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Evansville cost of living
F Evansville Crime Total crime is 116% higher than Indiana
Total crime
4,61897% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2297% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Evansville crime
D- Evansville Employment Household income is 28% lower than Indiana
Median household income
$36,33034% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,36828% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Evansville employment
F Evansville Housing Home value is 29% lower than Indiana
Median home value
$89,60051% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$71225% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Evansville real estate or Evansville rentals
D- Evansville Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Indiana
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%12% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Evansville K-12 schools
F Evansville User Ratings There are a total of 30 ratings in Evansville
Overall user rating
37% 30 total ratings
User reviews rating
19% 9 total reviews
User surveys rating
54% 21 total surveys
all Evansville poll results

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      Living in Evansville, IN

      Evansville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. The city has a population of 120,156 inhabitants. At 82%, the majority of the Evansville population is White; this is followed by 12% Black and 1% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Evansville. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Evansville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Indiana, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Evansville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, housing and more.

      Evansville, IN receives 69 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #336 in Indiana and #12,003 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Evansville has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and education (B-). The bad news for Evansville, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Evansville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, Gattitown Evansville Indiana Pizza & Family Entertainment Center, and USS LST Ship Memorial.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Evansville. 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 Evansville are affordable. Median real estate prices in Evansville come in at $89,600, which is 29.2% lower than the Indiana average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Evansville, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 0% lower than the Indiana average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Evansville area were 5.1% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.1%. 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.

      Evansville transportation information

      Average one way commute19min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.7%83.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%8.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.8%3.5%4.6%

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