Population: 34,746Median home value: $166,200 84 Ranks better than 98% of areas
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A+ Stow Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Stow Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Ohio
937% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Stow cost of living
A Stow Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Ohio
Total crime
2,08124% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4924% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Stow crime
C+ Stow Employment Household income is 30% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$66,07919% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,47512% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Stow employment
D+ Stow Housing Home value is 26% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$166,20010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9203% lower than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Stow real estate or Stow rentals
A+ Stow Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
85%72% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Stow K-12 schools or Stow colleges

Living in Stow, OH

Stow is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 34,746 people. The majority of Stow residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Stow has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 83% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.

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

Stow has a livability score of 84/100 and is ranked #80 in Ohio and #506 in the USA. This is a great score, as Stow ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that Stow ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we see that Stow ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A), cost of living (B-) and education (A+). Regrettably for Stow, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Stow on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Stow gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 92 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Stow schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 85%, which is far higher than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Stow is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Stow come in at $166,200, which is 26% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Stow, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Ohio 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 Stow will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Stow, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4%.

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Compare Stow, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Stow, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northwest Akron, Akron857.510,910
Fairlawn Heights, Akron829.22,875
Wallhaven, Akron788.94,239
Merriman Valley, Akron776.47,748
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ellet, Akron769.517,085
Highland Square, Akron747.910,828
University Of Ohio Akron, Akron718.17,617
Lane-Wooster, Akron719.36,766

Best Cities Near Stow, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Silver Lake, OH9022,452
Shaker Heights, OH8821.527,773
Bay Village, OH8833.515,414
Avon Lake, OH8837.223,221
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairlawn, OH8710.27,477
Medina, OH8722.726,445
Norton, OH8614.912,044
Lakewood, OH8628.450,866
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Life in Stow, Ohio

I live in Stow, Ohio and it is an absolutely great place to live. Our community is welcoming to everyone and is a great place to raise a family. With a wonderful school system and various parks to enjoy through our local parks and recreation division, I could not imagine living anywhere else.

Our local school system is known as Stow Munroe-Falls Schools. Our locality operates one high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, and six elementary schools. Parents and students also have the option at the high school level of taking class through the Bulldog Online Academy.

Some of the best areas in Stow, Ohio include the recreational areas and opportunities that are to be found. There are five playgrounds located within the city limits for your children to play to their hearts content. As well as rental facilities that you can rent out for any special event that you are hosting.

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