Mims 64 Average
Mims Livability #680 ranked city in Florida#13,222 ranked city in the USARanks better than 54% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Mims

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Employment

    The combination of low income levels and high unemployment rates contributes to a low score in the employment category, which could make it challenging to secure well-paying jobs.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Mims?

Mims, Florida is a smaller city with a population of 7,164 people. The majority of Mims residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. The Mims population appears to be aging at a faster rate than normal. The median age is currently 54, which is on the high side when compared to most other cities. Something to be aware of when living in Mims are the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 31 minutes, this comes in much higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mims could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Finding the best places to live in Mims and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, health & safety, employment, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 63/100, Mims is ranked #13,652 in the United States and #681 in Florida. For each of the livability categories, we see that Mims ranks very well for cost of living (A+) and housing (A+). Regrettably for Mims, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F) and employment (F).

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Mims has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Mims is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Mims come in at $185,400, which is 11.2% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mims, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 20.6% higher than the Florida average.

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      Mims transportation information

      Statistic Mims Florida National
      Average one way commute31min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.1%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Mims, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).