Longmont 71 Excellent
Longmont Livability #172 ranked city in Colorado#10,466 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas
A+ Longmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Longmont Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Colorado
1099% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Longmont cost of living
D- Longmont Crime Total crime is 3% lower than Colorado
Total crime
3,15534% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3234% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Longmont crime
C- Longmont Employment Household income is 1% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$62,84714% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,9004% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Longmont employment
C Longmont Housing Home value is 3% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$272,10047% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06312% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Longmont real estate or Longmont rentals
C Longmont Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Colorado
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
Longmont K-12 schools
C- Longmont User Ratings There are a total of 18 ratings in Longmont
Overall user rating
62% 18 total ratings
User reviews rating
63% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
62% 14 total surveys
all Longmont poll results

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      Living in Longmont, CO

      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%.

      Longmont transportation information

      Average one way commute24min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.4%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home7.5%7.0%4.6%

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