Longmont

Population: 90,719Median home value: $272,100 69 Ranks better than 61% of areas
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A+ Longmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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D Longmont Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Colorado
Longmont
1088% more expensive than the US average
Colorado
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Longmont cost of living
C Longmont Crime Total crime is 8% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,8193% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 363% higher than the US average
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-19%Year over year crime is down
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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
F Longmont Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Longmont K-12 schools or Longmont colleges

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%.

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Compare Longmont, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Longmont, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palo Park, Boulder7711.62,365
Crossroads, Boulder7712.97,095
East Boulder, Boulder7711.93,257
Gunbarrel, Boulder758.37,722
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Boulder, Boulder7112.511,930
Southeast Boulder, Boulder7013.720,905
Colorado University, Boulder6914.19,791
Central Boulder, Boulder6714.327,096

Best Cities Near Longmont, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO8633.478
Superior, CO8316.812,928
Seven Hills, CO8315.498
Pine Brook Hill, CO8214.31,091
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Louisville, CO791419,972
Leyner, CO798.227
Crisman, CO7816.9402
Rollinsville, CO7827.8146
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Longmont is now ruined

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I lived in Longmont from 1988-2009. I moved away ten years ago to a better place in Colorado. You people who have littered Longmont have destroyed it. The cost of living for friends and family who WERE HERE LONG BEFORE YOU are paying almost four times the amount of rent now. Please go home and if you decide to stay DON’T HAVE ANY MORE LITTERS
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Love living in Longmont!

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We moved to Longmont this year. We enjoy a nice view of Longs Peak and sunsets from our front door. Our neighborhood is quiet and friendly, feels safe, and is close to schools. Longmont is very dog friendly and has dog parks all around town. It is very bike friendly here. Our favorite bike route from our home is around Lake McIntosh. Our favorite walking paths are along the St. Vrain starting at Golden Ponds or Izaak Walton Park and the Left Hand Creek Park path is really nice too.We walked to Cafe Luna one morning for a cappuccino and pastry and enjoyed a view of the Front Range from the deck. Roosevelt Park is across the street. Downtown Longmont is so pretty in the summer with all the trees and flowers. We enjoy ice cream from Scrumptious, the Barbed Wire bookstore down the block and Longs Peak Pub or the Pump House for a brew and a burger. There is a beer trolley to connect beer enthusiasts with all the local brew pubs. We love Mama Mead's 'Gibby' Pizza for take out. Jester's Theater is a fun night out! But wait! There's so much more.....Longmont is 35 minutes from Rocky Mtn NP gateway. It is 25 minutes to Pearl Street in Boulder, 40 minutes to the Westminster Station to take the Light Rail to Union Station in Denver to enjoy our favorite sports. Longmont is well planned and growing. I have lived in 12 fun cities in 8 different states. It's all been good and I can honestly say, Longmont is a gem!
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Love living here!

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We moved to Longmont this year. We enjoy a great view of Longs Peak and amazing sunsets from our front door! Our neighborhood is very quiet, feels safe, is friendly and close to schools. We enjoy a daily dog parade as many neighbors have furry companions! Longmont is very bike friendly. Our favorite bike loop from our home is Lake McIntosh. Our favorite walking areas are the St. Vrain Greenway at the Golden Ponds or Izaak Walton Park and the Left Hand Creek Park path. We walked to Cafe Luna for a cappuccino and pastry one morning and could see the Front Range from the deck. Roosevelt Park is across the street. Downtown is beautiful during the summer with all the trees and flowers. We enjoy ice cream at Scrumptious, the Barbed Wire bookstore down the block, the Pump House or Longs Peak Pub for a brew and burger. There is a beer trolley for the enjoyment of beer lovers!The Historical Landmark Church has a pretty area where you can sit at a table under a tree, eat your ice cream and people watch. The Jester's Theater is a fun night out! Longmont is 25 min. from Boulder, 35 minutes to the Westminster Station to take the Light Rail to Union Station in Denver for all the sports that we enjoy. I've lived in at least a dozen cities in 8 states in my lifetime. Longmont is well planned and growing. It is a great location with interesting history, a progressive-minded city council and beauty all around. We are so glad to be here!
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Just keep driving...

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Downtown area looks nice but this is deceitful. Once the sun goes down its drug addicts and homeless people at everywhere. Avoid this city if value your safety.
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Think twice about living in Longmont cooorado

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Did you no that this town has a major drug problem rated highest drug use in the state heroine and meth use out of control crime and homeless is rated highest in the state next to Denver and did you no that a young pregnant woman had a baby cut out of here from answering an ad on craigslist for baby items yes this did happen in Longmont Colorado is this a town that your really want to consider living in Main Street looks like a getto the people are rude and the town is one that I refuse to shop in think twice about living there you can find out more just drive through it and really take a look around before you decide to move your family to Longmont Colorado they have a very large gang problem there Longmont well get a grip on you and it's hard to move away once you live there I consider it the gateway to hell please lbe ware
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A Good Time in Longmont, Colorado

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I can definetely say, Longmont, Colorado was a great vacationing spot for myself. Me being a outdoors type of person, I enjoyed the abundant amount of parks that Longmont, Colorado has to offer. Fishing was a blast at The Union Reservoir . I was told that trout, catfish, bass, sunfish, and wiper inhabit the reservoir and that was exciting news for me. The Quail Campus Park was a treat. I was happily suprised by the display of art in the park. It was very new age and the pieces of art that were on display were beautiful.

The shopping scene in Longmont isn't anything over the top. I was able to find my usual everyday hygiene products at the local Target and Walmart. I do recommend shopping at Barbed Wire Books in the city of Longmont. They have low prices on tons of books an magazines, new and used. I found the Jerry Seinfield's autobiography book that I've been looking so hard to find at a beyond reasonable price.

For my breakfast and lunch selections in Longmont, Le Peep was a excellent choice. The eggs were always cooked perfectly and the bacon wasn't undercooked or overcooked like alot of restaurants tend to do. The Pumphouse Brewery and Restaurant caught my attention for my first dinner during my stay in Longmont and it surely won my heart. The beer was very smoothe, and me being a novice beer drinker enjoyed the different qualitites of beer they offer. I indulged on their scrumptous Salmon dish on an outside balcony in the midst of a nice summer breeze. The atmosphere was very vibrant and lively. People playing pool, enjoying a beer watching games on flat screen TVs, I must say I enjoyed myself very much. Longmont, Colorado is a destination of good times and great memories. I hope to go back soon!
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Source: The Longmont, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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