Longmont, Colorado is a mid-sized city with a population of 90,719 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,295 people per square mile, Longmont is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 87% of Longmont residents are White, 3% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Longmont are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 17% of the population also speak Spanish. 75% of the people in Longmont (over the age of 15) are married and 57% 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.
Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Longmont could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Colorado if you know where to look. The best areas in Longmont and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Colorado and national averages.
Longmont, CO receives 69 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #117 in Colorado and #11,426 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Longmont ranks well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Longmont. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (D) and education (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Longmont 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 notable things to do include: Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, and Longmont Farmers' Market.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Longmont. 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 Longmont are affordable. Median real estate prices in Longmont come in at $272,100, which is 2.8% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Longmont, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 2.4% higher than the Colorado 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 Longmont area were 9.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.1%.
|Average one way commute||24min||25min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||74.4%||75.2%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||11.2%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.9%||3.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.0%||1.3%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.9%||3.0%||2.8%|
|Working from home||7.5%||7.0%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||12||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (5)||18||711|