Livability Awards

A+ Mansfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Mansfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Ohio
7921% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mansfield cost of living
F Mansfield Crime Total crime is 106% higher than Ohio
Total crime
5,05996% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2096% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Mansfield crime
F Mansfield Employment Household income is 34% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$33,25740% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,47638% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%24% higher than the US average
Mansfield employment
F Mansfield Housing Home value is 41% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$77,50058% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$59238% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Mansfield real estate or Mansfield rentals
B- Mansfield Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
75%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
59%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Mansfield K-12 schools or Mansfield colleges

Living in Mansfield, OH

Mansfield, Ohio is a medium-sized city with a population of 46,902 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (73% White). Given that fact, Mansfield could be considered less diverse than other cities. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Mansfield is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 19 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Mansfield, Ohio. The best areas in Mansfield and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Ohio and national averages.

Using data and statistics Mansfield has received a livability score of 67 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 49th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Mansfield ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A) and education (B-). There are some categories that Mansfield does not rank well for, including: crime (F), weather (D), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Mansfield on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Carrousel Park, and Kingwood Center.

Cost of living can have a huge effect on what’s left in your wallet at the end of each month. From housing costs to health care, it is important to know that the place you call home is also an affordable place to live. In Mansfield, the cost of living is 20.89% less than the national average, which means that after paying those bills, there might actually be a little something left over!

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 Mansfield is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Mansfield come in at $77,500, which is 41.2% lower than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mansfield, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Mansfield are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Mansfield homes comes in at 10.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were -0.4%.

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      Truly sad place

      The people are some of the nastiest, rudest people I have ever encountered. Every time I go through there I have a bad experience. Two women behind me in a clothing store recently made snarky comments about my eyelashes of all things. (yeah hags, I heard you). Sorry not sorry you are frumpy, dumpy women from Mansfield who are jealous because they are frumpy, dumpy women from Mansfield. Plenty of white trash there to keep you entertained, if you have the misfortune of being there for any reason.
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      asskissing, dicksucking, dumbass

      Mansfield people are very rude to you, treat people like shit, its who you know or who you fuck in this city to get a job, a date, or any money. Sad but it dawn true.
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      My Home Town

      Mansfield has its ups and downs. We have a nice art community & there is a lot of activity down town. We have very cool old buildings. an old prison you can tour & a carousel.

      On the bad side, there is a lot of crime and our city looks like a dump. If you're looking for a thriving night life, don't look here. I always feel like there is nothing to do.

      One thing Mansfield is good for... it's a cheap city to live in and we're an hour away from Columbus and an hour and a half away from Cleveland.
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      My time in Mansfield, Ohio

      I have lived in Mansfield, Ohio for the past 11 years. My experience in the city has been nothing but a good one. Having moved to Mansfield from a large city, it was nice to experience Mansfield's similar city feel. Though Mansfield isn't as sophisticated as what I am used to, it is still a great city to call home. It is quite easy to see that some parts of the city are not exactly bustling with life. In fact, some neighborhoods are nothing more than an eyesore. Boarded up houses, poverty, and crime make up some of the streets in Mansfield. Though it does bother me to see it, I know that most of the larger cities also face the same type of problems.

      Mansfield is home to a large elderly generation. Their stories and friendliness contribute to the history of the city. Mansfield does have many historical sights and attractions. One thing I can say about the city is that I have never been bored. There are so many different activities that are available to the resident of Mansfield. Loving nature myself, I have been able to enjoy the over 30 parks that are spread out throughout Mansfield. During the winter season, there is a popular ski attraction that residents are able to spend their time at. Snow Trails Ski Resort is known throughout all of Ohio, not just in Mansfield. This ski resort is one of the oldest ski resorts in the state, having been around since 1961. I still remember my first time visiting the resort. Standing on top of almost 1500 feet, the view was spectacular.

      Shopping in Mansfield isn't too bad, though it is not very exciting. There are some stores that I've chosen to frequent when I have felt the need to shop. Mansfield has been able to provide me with a happy home environment. I can imagine myself living there for years to come, even when I begin to raise a family. It may not be one of the newest cities, but it does have a great sense of community and history behind it.
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      Source: The Mansfield, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).