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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  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 617,668. Arapahoe County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Arapahoe County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arapahoe County there are a lot of 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
617,668

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
    248
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    135
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469
    500
  • Theft
    2,199
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    403
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,288
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Arapahoe County Reviews

3 reviews
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.
I have lived here for over ten years and I love it here. The people are great and there are a lot of family friendly options for a fun day out.