Munster 88 Exceptional
Munster Livability #14 ranked city in Indiana#464 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Munster Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Munster Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than Indiana
1099% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Munster cost of living
A Munster Crime Total crime is 32% lower than Indiana
Total crime
1,75332% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5832% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
Munster crime
C+ Munster Employment Household income is 41% higher than Indiana
Median household income
$70,89428% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,45429% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Munster employment
D+ Munster Housing Home value is 68% higher than Indiana
Median home value
$212,90015% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06212% higher than the US average
Home ownership
85%33% higher than the US average
Munster real estate or Munster rentals
A+ Munster Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Indiana
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
83%69% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
Munster K-12 schools
A+ Munster User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Munster
Overall user rating
91% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
91% 7 total surveys
all Munster poll results

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      Living in Munster, IN

      Located in the state of Indiana, Munster is a mid-sized city with a population of 23,103 residents. With a population density of 3,054 people per square mile, Munster is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 82% of Munster residents are White, 5% Asian and 2% Black. Munster is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 61% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Munster, Indiana could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Munster, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education, employment, housing and more.

      Munster, IN receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #38 in Indiana and #1,796 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Munster could be a great choice! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Munster ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and education (A+). Unfortunately for Munster, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (D-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Munster 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 interesting things to do and attractions include: Three Floyds Brewing Co, Centennial Park, and Community Veterans Memorial.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Munster has a violent crime rate of 101 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Munster schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 83%, which is far higher than the national average.

      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 Munster is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Munster come in at $212,900, which is 68.3% higher than the Indiana average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Munster, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 20% higher than the Indiana average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Munster area were 3.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Munster transportation information

      Average one way commute28min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.5%83.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.1%8.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.2%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%3.5%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)4354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (7)13711

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      Source: The Munster, IN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).