Phenix City 63 Below average
Phenix City Livability #243 ranked city in Alabama#20,182 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas
A+ Phenix City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Phenix City Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Alabama
Phenix City
937% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Phenix City cost of living
F Phenix City Crime Total crime is 34% higher than Alabama
Total crime
4,25771% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2471% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Phenix City crime
D- Phenix City Employment Household income is 11% lower than Alabama
Median household income
$39,69128% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,95626% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%10% higher than the US average
Phenix City employment
F Phenix City Housing Home value is 3% lower than Alabama
Median home value
$124,10033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$76220% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%22% lower than the US average
Phenix City real estate or Phenix City rentals
F Phenix City Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%28% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Phenix City K-12 schools
B+ Phenix City User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Phenix City
Overall user rating
75% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Phenix City, AL

      Located in the state of Alabama, Phenix City is a medium-sized city with a population of 36,990 people. Individuals of White (50%) and Black or African American (44%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Phenix City could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Living in Phenix City can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Phenix City and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Phenix City to Alabama and the national average.

      The livability score in Phenix City is 62/100 and the city is ranked in the 26th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Phenix City scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B). On a less positive note, Phenix City does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Phenix City, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Assuming that Phenix City meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Phenix City. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Phenix City are simply unattainable. The median home price for Phenix City homes is $124,100, which is 3.4% lower than the Alabama average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Phenix City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 6.9% higher than the Alabama average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Phenix City will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Phenix City, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at -1.3%.

      Phenix City transportation information

      StatisticPhenix CityAlabamaNational
      Average one way commute22min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.4%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.9%2.9%4.6%

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