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A+ Harvey Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Harvey Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Louisiana
928% less expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Harvey cost of living
F Harvey Crime Total crime is 17% higher than Louisiana
Total crime
4,57566% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2266% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Harvey crime
D+ Harvey Employment Household income is 19% lower than Louisiana
Median household income
$37,05833% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,34425% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Harvey employment
D Harvey Housing Home value is 10% lower than Louisiana
Median home value
$134,00027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9233% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Harvey real estate or Harvey rentals
C+ Harvey Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
59%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Harvey K-12 schools

Living in Harvey, LA

Harvey is a mid-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. The city has a population of 20,102 inhabitants. In Harvey, there are 3,046 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (43%) and Black or African American (45%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Harvey is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Louisiana, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Harvey and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education and other important metrics.

The livability score in Harvey is 72 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 72nd percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Harvey ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and weather (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Harvey. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Harvey 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 Harvey is real estate affordability. The median home price for Harvey homes is $134,000, which is 9.6% lower than the Louisiana average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Harvey, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 9.1% higher than the Louisiana average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Harvey area were 3.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.5%.

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Compare Harvey, LA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Harvey, LA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Aurora, New Orleans864.918,186
Lake Shore-Lake Vista, New Orleans859.82,957
West End, New Orleans839.44,058
Central Business District, New Orleans824.42,584
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Audubon, New Orleans814.816,424
Lakeview, New Orleans818.78,015
Algeirs Point, New Orleans804.73,022
Fillmore, New Orleans798.65,653

Best Cities Near Harvey, LA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Elmwood, LA898.74,658
Mandeville, LA8533.912,244
Harahan, LA848.99,321
River Ridge, LA8210.613,706
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Metairie, LA8210.2144,772
Lafourche Crossing, LA8212.52,125
Golden Meadow, LA8236.61,827
Lockport, LA8132.82,528

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Harvey, LA: A Bit of Old, A Bit of New

Harvey, Louisiana is a nice place to live because it isn't too much of one thing or the other. By that I mean that living in Harvey you will find a nice eclectic mix of everyone and everything, from older, stately homes and landmarks to newer, upscale buildings and attractions. Not too far away is beautiful, historic New Orleans and all of its nightlife and nonstop entertainment. The best areas in and around Harvey are close to the action in New Orleans, but without being right in the middle of it all. It's the home life in quiet, charming Harvey, then party time "next door" in "N'awlins"!

Full disclosure though, the schools do show as lacking a bit when it comes to test scores and the like, and there's not a lot of diversity when it comes to job availability. But it's a nice place to make a life, settle down, put down roots and raise a family. It's a history-rich area that's also up with the times. It's a great place to be!
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Source: The Harvey, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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