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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Arvada is a suburb of Denver with a population of 115,320. Arvada is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Arvada offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arvada there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Arvada and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Arvada are highly rated.
About Arvada...
Population
115,320

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$312,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Arvada Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    282.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,112.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    372
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Arvada

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,640
National
$55,322
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Nice local town feeling, right in between Denver and the foothills of CO. Clean, low crime, nice neighbors. Close to multiple grocery stores (King Soopers, Natural Grocer, Sprouts), Walmart, Colorado Mills Mall, minutes from city or mountains. I recently moved here and I love it. There's not much I would change, though it seems people don't really pay attention when they drive. But so far so good! Real estate and rentals are high, but otherwise the cost of living (food, etc) is pretty low. Balances out nicely.
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Arvada has a lot of history that has been fun to explore. The schools in Arvada are top notch! They really are passionate about their children and helping them grow to be the best they can be. I have had the opportunity to assist in volunteer service work to clean up streets around the community. Even though the city has aged and is in need of some repair, hopefully by our one small action, Arvada will be more valuable to current and future residents.
It's an interesting town to say the least. One day it's horrible and the next it's great. But I have lived here for 11 years and it's been just fine. I think it's really good for families. There are many schools and lots of parks. For older children there is lots of job opportunities and hang out spots. It's also a fun night life and we are (hopefully) getting a light rail soon! Moving to Arvada is a good choice for almost anyone. Its also close to Denver, which is nice.