Population: 44,067Median home value: $174,900 60 Ranks better than 27% of areas

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A+ Farmington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Farmington Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than New Mexico
946% less expensive than the US average
New Mexico
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Farmington cost of living
F Farmington Crime Total crime is 29% higher than New Mexico
Total crime
6,082122% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 17122% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
43%Year over year crime is up
Farmington crime
D+ Farmington Employment Household income is 15% higher than New Mexico
Median household income
$52,5985% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,00113% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Farmington employment
C Farmington Housing Home value is 8% higher than New Mexico
Median home value
$174,9005% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80815% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Farmington real estate or Farmington rentals
F Farmington Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than New Mexico
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
24%51% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Farmington K-12 schools or Farmington colleges

Living in Farmington, NM

Farmington, New Mexico is a moderately-sized city with a population of 44,067 inhabitants. 71% of the people in Farmington (over the age of 15) are married and 55% 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. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Farmington. With average one way commute time of only 18 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Farmington, New Mexico. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Farmington and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Farmington to New Mexico and the national average.

The livability score in Farmington is 62/100 and the city is ranked in the 27th percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Farmington ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). The bad news for Farmington, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F) and education (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Farmington 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, Three Rivers Brewery, and Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Farmington is actually affordable. The median home price for Farmington homes is $174,900, which is 8.2% higher than the New Mexico average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Farmington, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 5.7% lower than the New Mexico average.

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Farmington=small and boring

I stayed here after my trip to the 4 corners. This is one of the few citys (towns) that have clean lush grass. The climate is pretty good. Crime on the other hand is not. The town touches the edge of the Indian reservation. Indians today STILL comitt lots of crime, making this town get an F for crime. The amenitys may look OK, but Farmington is missing some major componints. When I was there they did not have stores that met my needs. This town is not kid frendly making it not the best place to raise a family. As you drive deeper into the town you will notice that it gets dull and dirty plus uncolerful.
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