Kayenta 57 Below average
Kayenta Livability #219 ranked city in Arizona#21,611 ranked city in the USARanks better than 26% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Kayenta

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Employment

    The combination of low income levels and high unemployment rates contributes to a low score in the employment category, which could make it challenging to secure well-paying jobs.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Kayenta?

Kayenta, Arizona is a smaller city with a population of 5,634 people. The median age of all Kayenta residents is 26, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. Kayenta is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 38%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Kayenta is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 25 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Kayenta could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like commute, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Kayenta and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Kayenta to Arizona and the national average.

Kayenta, AZ receives 54/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #256 in Arizona and #23,414 in the USA. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. Based on the grades for each individual category, Kayenta has been rewarded with high marks for cost of living (A+) and housing (B+). Unfortunately for Kayenta, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), crime (D-), education (F) and employment (F).

When contemplating a move, job prospects often top the list of priorities. In Kayenta, the outlook for new employment is notably brighter than in many other areas. The low unemployment rate of 2.7% points to a surge in job opportunities, the potential for higher wages, enhanced workforce productivity and increased economic growth. These favorable conditions bode well for individuals seeking career advancement and financial stability, making this area an appealing destination for those prioritizing professional opportunities and economic prosperity.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Kayenta 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. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Kayenta. 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 Kayenta are affordable. The median home price for Kayenta homes is $49,300, which is 72.1% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kayenta, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.3, which is 62.9% lower than the Arizona average.

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      Kayenta transportation information

      Statistic Kayenta Arizona National
      Average one way commute25min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.2%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool1.8%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.2%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Kayenta, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).