Fuquay-Varina 81 Exceptional
Fuquay-Varina Livability #31 ranked city in North Carolina#2,886 ranked city in the USARanks better than 90% of areas
A+ Fuquay-Varina Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Fuquay-Varina Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than North Carolina
1011% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fuquay-Varina cost of living
A+ Fuquay-Varina Crime Total crime is 62% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
1,03658% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9758% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-58%Year over year crime is down
Fuquay-Varina crime
C- Fuquay-Varina Employment Household income is 46% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$70,22627% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,6897% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Fuquay-Varina employment
C+ Fuquay-Varina Housing Home value is 32% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$208,10013% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,05011% higher than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Fuquay-Varina real estate or Fuquay-Varina rentals
C+ Fuquay-Varina Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%7% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Fuquay-Varina K-12 schools
C+ Fuquay-Varina User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Fuquay-Varina
Overall user rating
66% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC

      Located in the state of North Carolina, Fuquay-Varina is a moderately-sized city with a population of 22,722 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Fuquay-Varina could be considered less diverse than other cities. Fuquay-Varina is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 40% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Fuquay-Varina can be a great 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 amenities, crime, weather, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Fuquay-Varina and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Fuquay-Varina to North Carolina and the national average.

      Fuquay-Varina, NC receives 79/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #25 in North Carolina and #2,076 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Fuquay-Varina could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Fuquay-Varina ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Fuquay-Varina has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Fuquay-Varina. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (D).

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

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 120 crimes per 100,000 residents, Fuquay-Varina has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fuquay-Varina. 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 Fuquay-Varina are affordable. The median home price for Fuquay-Varina homes is $208,100, which is 32.5% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fuquay-Varina, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 9.1% lower than the North Carolina average.

      Fuquay-Varina transportation information

      StatisticFuquay-VarinaNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute31min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.1%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home8.0%4.8%4.6%

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