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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Arapahoe County is located in Colorado with a population of 626,612. Arapahoe County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. In Arapahoe County, most residents own their homes. In Arapahoe County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Arapahoe County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Arapahoe County are highly rated.
Population
626,612

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Arapahoe County 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
    291.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    164.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,008.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    569.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Arapahoe County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,553
National
$55,322

Arapahoe County Reviews

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I enjoy the bike trails that are all around my house, it really promotes a healthy lifestyle. Recently I have noticed "Lime Bikes" at the bus stops; I havent used them, but I've checked out their website and it is an easy and convenient way for people to travel. I love this because people have to walk from the bus stops to their destinations, which is not always close. This will allow working people and especially students to get around. The Arapahoe Library is also a great place, they have a wide selection for the small size.
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Arapahoe County is a very safe, family-friendly area with quick access to great schools and shopping centers. I can drive for 3 minutes to my high school and another 5 minutes to the mall. On top of that, everyone in my neighborhood is extremely kind and considerate, and I never feel unsafe walking out and about. On the other hand, there is little racial diversity in certain areas, and a majority of jobs nearby are retail-oriented. All-in-all, it's a very nice place to be.
It is a nice neighborhood, and so quiet. its just that some people need to change and not be haters and annoy people out of their own home.