Paulden 58 Below average
Paulden Livability #194 ranked city in Arizona#19,957 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Paulden

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Ratings

    Based on recent surveys and polls, locals gave high marks in the walkability to local amenities, safety, public transit, friendliness of neighbors and overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    The low score in this category could be due to challenges related to air quality and the limited accessibility of health-related facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and pharmacies.

  • Schools

    The low schools score could result from issues like below-average graduation rates, inadequate reading and math scores, and the unavailability of local elementary and high schools.

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What's it like Living in Paulden?

Located in the state of Arizona, Paulden is a smaller city with a population of 5,003 inhabitants. Paulden has a population density of 87 people per square mile. This would be considered well below the national population density level. The majority of Paulden residents report their race to be White; this is followed by American Indian and Alaskan and Black. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Paulden entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 34 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Paulden, Arizona. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, commute, health & safety, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Paulden and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Paulden to Arizona and the national average.

Using data and statistics Paulden has received a livability score of 58/100. This score is ranked in the 33rd percentile when compared to all other cities. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Paulden may not be a pleasant experience. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Paulden ranks well for cost of living (A-) and housing (A+). There are some categories that Paulden scores poorly for, including: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

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, Paulden has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

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 attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Paulden is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Paulden come in at $223,000, which is 26.1% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Paulden, the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 25.7% higher than the Arizona average.

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      Paulden transportation information

      Statistic Paulden Arizona National
      Average one way commute34min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.6%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool17.0%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home10.1%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Paulden, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).