Lake Havasu City 77 Exceptional
Lake Havasu City Livability #56 ranked city in Arizona#7,017 ranked city in the USARanks better than 76% of areas
A+ Lake Havasu City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Havasu City Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Arizona
Lake Havasu City
11313% more expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Havasu City cost of living
A- Lake Havasu City Crime Total crime is 41% lower than Arizona
Total crime
1,59132% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6332% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
16%Year over year crime is up
Lake Havasu City crime
D+ Lake Havasu City Employment Household income is 14% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$44,37620% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,95113% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%12% lower than the US average
Lake Havasu City employment
D+ Lake Havasu City Housing Home value is 18% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$208,80013% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8659% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Lake Havasu City real estate or Lake Havasu City rentals
C Lake Havasu City Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Lake Havasu City K-12 schools
B+ Lake Havasu City User Ratings There are a total of 20 ratings in Lake Havasu City
Overall user rating
75% 20 total ratings
User reviews rating
57% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 17 total surveys
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      Living in Lake Havasu City, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Lake Havasu City is a mid-sized city with a population of 53,058 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Lake Havasu City is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. Based on an average age of 53, Lake Havasu City appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. Lake Havasu City is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 79% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lake Havasu City, Arizona could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lake Havasu City, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

      The livability score in Lake Havasu City is 73/100 and the city is ranked in the 76th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we see that Lake Havasu City ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (B). There are some categories that Lake Havasu City scores poorly for, including: education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lake Havasu City 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: London Bridge, Lake Havasu, and Sunset Charter & Tour Co..

      Assuming that Lake Havasu City meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lake Havasu City. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lake Havasu City are simply unattainable. The median home price for Lake Havasu City homes is $208,800, which is 18% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lake Havasu City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 34.3% higher than the Arizona 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 Lake Havasu City area were 14.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8.8%.

      Lake Havasu City transportation information

      StatisticLake Havasu CityArizonaNational
      Average one way commute19min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.8%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.7%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%5.7%4.6%

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