Largo 81 Exceptional
Largo Livability #138 ranked city in Florida#2,588 ranked city in the USARanks better than 91% of areas
A+ Largo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Largo Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% lower than Florida
Largo
8812% less expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Largo cost of living
D Largo Crime Total crime is 28% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,40732% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3032% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Largo crime
D Largo Employment Household income is 19% lower than Florida
Median household income
$39,63628% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,91010% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%8% higher than the US average
Largo employment
B+ Largo Housing Home value is 41% lower than Florida
Median home value
$97,80047% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9134% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Largo real estate or Largo rentals
D+ Largo Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:116% higher than the US average
Largo K-12 schools
A+ Largo User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Largo
Overall user rating
86% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Largo, FL

      Largo, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 80,678 residents. With a population density of 4,414 people per square mile, Largo is well above the nation's average density level. At 87%, the majority of the Largo population is White; this is followed by 6% Black and 2% Asian. 71% of the people in Largo (over the age of 15) are married and 74% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Largo, Florida. To help you find the best places to live in and around Largo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, housing and more.

      Largo, FL receives 78/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #236 in Florida and #2,549 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Largo could be a great choice! Largo also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the scores for each individual category, Largo has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (A) and housing (B+). Regrettably for Largo, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Largo 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Largo: Florida Botanical Gardens, Pinellas County Heritage Village, and Armed Forces Military Museum.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Largo has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Largo is actually affordable. The median home price for Largo homes is $97,800, which is 41.4% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Largo, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 26.5% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Largo area were 9.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.3%. 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.

      Largo transportation information

      StatisticLargoFloridaNational
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.3%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)20354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (5)45711

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