Pine Bluff 52 Poor
Pine Bluff Livability #432 ranked city in Arkansas#27,628 ranked city in the USARanks better than 5% of areas
A+ Pine Bluff Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Pine Bluff Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Arkansas
Pine Bluff
8614% less expensive than the US average
8713% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pine Bluff cost of living
F Pine Bluff Crime Total crime is 105% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
6,719186% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15186% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
18%Year over year crime is up
Pine Bluff crime
F Pine Bluff Employment Household income is 27% lower than Arkansas
Median household income
$30,94244% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,22242% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%41% higher than the US average
Pine Bluff employment
F Pine Bluff Housing Home value is 34% lower than Arkansas
Median home value
$75,20059% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67029% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
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D- Pine Bluff Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Arkansas
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Pine Bluff K-12 schools
F Pine Bluff User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Pine Bluff
Overall user rating
34% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
26% 9 total surveys
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      Living in Pine Bluff, AR

      Pine Bluff, Arkansas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 45,404 inhabitants. With a total of 77%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Pine Bluff. The next most represented races are 21% White and 1% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Pine Bluff. 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.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Pine Bluff could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arkansas if you know where to search. The best areas in Pine Bluff and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Arkansas and national averages.

      Pine Bluff has a livability score of 54 out of 100 and is ranked #471 in Arkansas and #27,544 in the USA. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. This city has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Pine Bluff has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and weather (B-). Pine Bluff does not fare well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Pine Bluff, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arkansas Railroad Museum, Delta Rivers Nature Center, and Murals Of Pine Bluff.

      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 Pine Bluff is actually affordable. The median home price for Pine Bluff homes is $75,200, which is 34.4% lower than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pine Bluff, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 11.1% lower than the Arkansas average.

      Pine Bluff transportation information

      StatisticPine BluffArkansasNational
      Average one way commute19min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.0%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.4%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%3.2%4.6%

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