B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$698
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,964
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

    Ajo Reviews

    11 reviews
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    There are only few businesses in this small town, therefore, you cannot get everything you need. Stores, such as Olsens, Family Dollar, and Dollar General, are the only places where you can go grocery shopping. Although the stores are in good condition and quality, they do not sell as much merchandise as stores, like Walmart and Target in the city. There are only a few restaurants here: Pizza Hut, Estrella, and Marcella's. There is not much in this town, but you can still survive.
    Review Ajo
    My main concern about Ajo is the quality of the school system and the culture that surrounds the students. The community says they want to see the kids succeed but do nothing to change the school system. In school, the students aren't being pushed hard enough and in turn not really ready for the "real world" but the people here are great. There aren't many things to do here but I really enjoy the quiet nature of this town. The view we have of the stars every night is a spectacle everyone should be able to see. It feels as if everyone is family because you get to know many of the people living here which make it a great experience. If I could do it over again I do think I would chose this place because it has great people and great scenery.
    Most houses are occupied and well kept. However, most of the population only lives here during the winter and spring months.