Kissimmee 69 Average
Kissimmee Livability #538 ranked city in Florida#13,495 ranked city in the USARanks better than 53% of areas
A+ Kissimmee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Kissimmee Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Florida
919% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kissimmee cost of living
D+ Kissimmee Crime Total crime is 9% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,91813% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3513% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Kissimmee crime
F Kissimmee Employment Household income is 22% lower than Florida
Median household income
$38,26231% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,15339% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%28% higher than the US average
Kissimmee employment
C Kissimmee Housing Home value is 18% lower than Florida
Median home value
$136,30026% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9682% higher than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Kissimmee real estate or Kissimmee rentals
D- Kissimmee Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
43%13% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Kissimmee K-12 schools
D- Kissimmee User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Kissimmee
Overall user rating
50% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
48% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
53% 9 total surveys
all Kissimmee poll results

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      Living in Kissimmee, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, Kissimmee is a moderately-sized city with a population of 66,840 residents. With a population density of 3,210 people per square mile, Kissimmee is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (70% White). Given that fact, Kissimmee could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Kissimmee are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 55% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Kissimmee, Florida could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Kissimmee and in the areas around Kissimmee is a much easier task.

      Kissimmee has a livability score of 70/100 and is ranked #600 in Florida and #11,240 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Kissimmee scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and weather (A-). On a less positive note, Kissimmee does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), education (D-) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Kissimmee, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction, Capone's Dinner and Show, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.

      Assuming that Kissimmee meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Kissimmee. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Kissimmee are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Kissimmee come in at $136,300, which is 18.3% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Kissimmee, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.9% higher than the Florida 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 Kissimmee area were 10.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.2%.

      Kissimmee transportation information

      Average one way commute29min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.5%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.7%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.6%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)20354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)1 (4)45711

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      Source: The Kissimmee, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).