Lake Worth 57 Poor
Lake Worth Livability #856 ranked city in Florida#25,230 ranked city in the USARanks better than 13% of areas
A+ Lake Worth Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Lake Worth Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Florida
Lake Worth
973% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Worth cost of living
F Lake Worth Crime Total crime is 65% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,16067% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2567% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Lake Worth crime
F Lake Worth Employment Household income is 26% lower than Florida
Median household income
$36,03935% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,70734% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%55% higher than the US average
Lake Worth employment
F Lake Worth Housing Home value is 9% lower than Florida
Median home value
$151,50018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$951equal to the US average
Home ownership
48%25% lower than the US average
Lake Worth real estate or Lake Worth rentals
D- Lake Worth Schools HS graduation rate is 20% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
67%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Lake Worth K-12 schools
F Lake Worth User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Lake Worth
Overall user rating
48% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
57% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Lake Worth, FL

      Lake Worth is a mid-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 36,838 residents. In Lake Worth, there are 6,303 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Lake Worth residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Lake Worth are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 35% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lake Worth could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to look. With useful information like crime, cost of living, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Lake Worth and in the areas around Lake Worth is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Lake Worth is ranked #20,832 in the United States and #814 in Florida. Based on the grades for each individual category, Lake Worth has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Lake Worth does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (D-), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lake Worth, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Lake Worth: Lake Worth Beach, Downtown Lake Worth, and Palm Beach National Golf Course.

      Assuming that Lake Worth meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lake Worth. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lake Worth are simply unattainable. The median home price for Lake Worth homes is $151,500, which is 9.2% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lake Worth, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 23.5% higher than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Lake Worth area were 11.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 18.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Lake Worth transportation information

      StatisticLake WorthFloridaNational
      Average one way commute26min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work63.5%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool21.7%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.1%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.8%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.4%4.6%

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