Greeley 72 Excellent
Greeley Livability #168 ranked city in Colorado#10,282 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Greeley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Greeley Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Colorado
964% less expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Greeley cost of living
D Greeley Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,88923% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3523% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Greeley crime
D Greeley Employment Household income is 19% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$50,4839% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,74020% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Greeley employment
B+ Greeley Housing Home value is 31% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$183,3001% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83112% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Greeley real estate or Greeley rentals
D- Greeley Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:1equal to the US average
Greeley K-12 schools
D+ Greeley User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Greeley
Overall user rating
56% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
35% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 7 total surveys
all Greeley poll results

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      Living in Greeley, CO

      Greeley, Colorado is a moderately-sized city with a population of 98,975 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Greeley is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Greeley are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 22% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 31 years old, Greeley could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Greeley could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Living in Greeley can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Greeley and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 66 out of 100, Greeley is ranked #15,892 in the United States and #188 in Colorado. Based on the grades for each individual category, Greeley has received high marks for amenities (A+) and housing (B+). There are some categories that Greeley scores poorly for, including: crime (F), weather (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Greeley on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Greeley: Greeley Freight Station Museum, Pawnee National Grasslands, and Kress Cinema & Lounge.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Greeley can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      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 Greeley is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Greeley come in at $183,300, which is 30.7% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Greeley, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 14.3% lower than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Greeley were 11%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12%.

      Greeley transportation information

      Average one way commute22min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.9%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.5%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.4%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%7.0%4.6%

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