Tarrant 45 Poor
Tarrant Livability #552 ranked city in Alabama#26,573 ranked city in the USARanks better than 9% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Tarrant

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Employment

    This area earns a low score in the employment category due to low household income levels and high unemployment rates, which may pose challenges in seeking job opportunities.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Tarrant?

Located in the state of Alabama, Tarrant is a smaller city with a population of 6,216 people. Tarrant is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (35%) and Black or African American (52%). All the single ladies and all the single fellas might want to take notice as only 40% of the Tarrant population is married. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Tarrant, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 29 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Tarrant could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Alabama if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Finding the best places to live in Tarrant and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, health & safety, employment, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Tarrant is 44 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 9th percentile of all cities across America. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. This score also puts it among the worst 10 percent of cities in all of America. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Tarrant has higher than average scores for the following: cost of living (A+) and housing (A-). There are some categories that Tarrant scores poorly for, including: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Tarrant apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Assuming that Tarrant meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Tarrant. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Tarrant are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Tarrant come in at $84,600, which is 34.2% lower than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tarrant, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 13.8% lower than the Alabama average.

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      Tarrant transportation information

      Statistic Tarrant Alabama National
      Average one way commute29min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.8%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.6%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.8%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%2.9%4.6%
      Source: The Tarrant, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).