San Tan Valley 62 Below average
San Tan Valley Livability #252 ranked city in Arizona#21,157 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas

Livability Awards

F San Tan Valley Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
C San Tan Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Arizona
San Tan Valley
982% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Tan Valley cost of living
F San Tan Valley Crime Total crime is 31% higher than Arizona
Total crime
3,54751% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2951% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
San Tan Valley crime
D+ San Tan Valley Employment Household income is 19% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$61,04910% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,77127% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
San Tan Valley employment
B San Tan Valley Housing Home value is 9% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$161,00013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18725% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
San Tan Valley real estate or San Tan Valley rentals
B- San Tan Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
San Tan Valley K-12 schools
C- San Tan Valley User Ratings There are a total of 19 ratings in San Tan Valley
Overall user rating
60% 19 total ratings
User reviews rating
35% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 17 total surveys
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      Living in San Tan Valley, AZ

      San Tan Valley is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 88,507 people. At 83%, the majority of the San Tan Valley population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 2% Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all San Tan Valley residents is 32. San Tan Valley has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 46% have kids.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in San Tan Valley could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in San Tan Valley and in the areas around San Tan Valley is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics San Tan Valley has received a livability score of 59 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 16th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the grades for each individual category, San Tan Valley has received high marks for weather (B-) and housing (B). There are some categories that San Tan Valley ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, San Tan Valley 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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in San Tan Valley is actually affordable. The median home price for San Tan Valley homes is $161,000, which is 9% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in San Tan Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 25.7% lower than the Arizona 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 San Tan Valley will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In San Tan Valley, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.1%.

      San Tan Valley transportation information

      StatisticSan Tan ValleyArizonaNational
      Average one way commute37min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.6%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.4%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.2%5.7%4.6%

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