A+ Sedalia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Sedalia Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Missouri
8614% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sedalia cost of living
F Sedalia Crime Total crime is 66% higher than Missouri
Total crime
5,220102% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 20102% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Sedalia crime
F Sedalia Employment Household income is 30% lower than Missouri
Median household income
$34,65937% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,22939% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Sedalia employment
C- Sedalia Housing Home value is 39% lower than Missouri
Median home value
$86,00053% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$68628% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Sedalia real estate or Sedalia rentals
D- Sedalia Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Missouri
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%8% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Sedalia K-12 schools or Sedalia colleges

Living in Sedalia, MO

Sedalia, Missouri is a moderately-sized city with a population of 21,441 people. According to the most recent Census, 87% of Sedalia residents are White, 5% Black and 1% Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Sedalia. With average one way commute time of only 15 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 Sedalia is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Missouri, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like crime, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Sedalia and in the areas around Sedalia is a much easier task.

Sedalia, MO receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #469 in Missouri and #14,264 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Sedalia ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). There are some categories that Sedalia ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), education (D-) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Sedalia 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Sedalia. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Sedalia are affordable. The median home price for Sedalia homes is $86,000, which is 39.1% lower than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sedalia, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 13.8% lower than the Missouri average.

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      I'm a State Fair Community College student living in Sedalia, MO at the Stone Creek Apartments and Townhomes on Thompson Boulevard. I've been living here for almost two years and I really love it. I think, for a college student, it's a great place to live.

      The apartment is really close to my school so that is very convenient for me because I don't drive and there is no bus. I'm also close to the places my friends and I like to hang out, like Starbuck's and Golden Corral on Broadway Blvd, and McDonald's and Kehde's Barbecue on Limit Ave.

      My favorite thing about being here is the Missouri State Fair. I absolutely love the fair, and it is held every summer right next to my school on 16th Street which is amazing. I also like the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, on the other side of my school, also on 16th Street. Having everything so close is just perfect for me.
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      Source: The Sedalia, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).