North Little Rock 69 Average
North Little Rock Livability #92 ranked city in Arkansas#14,375 ranked city in the USARanks better than 50% of areas
A+ North Little Rock Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- North Little Rock Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Arkansas
North Little Rock
928% less expensive than the US average
8713% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Little Rock cost of living
F North Little Rock Crime Total crime is 42% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
4,67299% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2299% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
North Little Rock crime
D- North Little Rock Employment Household income is 6% lower than Arkansas
Median household income
$39,72328% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,30122% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
North Little Rock employment
F North Little Rock Housing Home value is 4% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$119,50035% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79217% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
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C North Little Rock Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
North Little Rock K-12 schools
A+ North Little Rock User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in North Little Rock
Overall user rating
85% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 7 total surveys
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      Living in North Little Rock, AR

      Located in the state of Arkansas, North Little Rock is a moderately-sized city with a population of 66,042 residents. North Little Rock is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (52%) and Black or African American (43%). If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in North Little Rock. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Are you trying to decide if living in North Little Rock is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Arkansas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in North Little Rock and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare North Little Rock to Arkansas and the national average.

      With a livability score of 60 out of 100, North Little Rock is ranked #23,338 in the United States and #270 in Arkansas. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that North Little Rock ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B-). Unfortunately for North Little Rock, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., North Little Rock 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: Old Mill, Burns Park, and North Shore River Walk.

      Assuming that North Little Rock meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in North Little Rock. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in North Little Rock are simply unattainable. The median home price for North Little Rock homes is $119,500, which is 4.2% higher than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in North Little Rock, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 11.1% higher than the Arkansas 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 North Little Rock area were 5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.6%.

      North Little Rock transportation information

      StatisticNorth Little RockArkansasNational
      Average one way commute19min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.7%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.6%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.1%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%3.2%4.6%

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