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  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
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  8. Cost of Living
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  9. Health & Fitness
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  10. Outdoor Activities
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  11. Commute
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Martin County is located in Florida with a population of 157,581. Martin County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Martin County, most residents own their homes. In Martin County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Martin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Martin County are highly rated.
Population
157,581

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,107
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Martin County Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    195.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    446.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,534.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Martin County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,959
National
$55,322

Martin County Reviews

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Martin County used to be a nice and peaceful place to live. The attraction was the quiet laidback area. It truly was paradise with the beaches so close.
UNFORTUNATELY it has become Palm Beach County North. Every time you drive around there’s a new plaza or a building going up. Within the next 10 years it’ll truly be the same as Palm Beach County. I, along, with many others moved here to escape the headache and congestion of PBC. Very sad! For anyone reading this and who yes considering moving to Martin County I’d strongly suggest reconsidering.
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Retired here almost two years ago after having lived in the three counties south of Martin.

There is simply no comparison when you consider the congestion, quality of life and unobtrusive political environment. The world appears upside down these days with activists and compliant media looking to change all sorts of longstanding institutions. With no data with which to back up their cases.

From the (near) moment I arrived in Martin with a seamless, speedy and polite auto and license registration process in Hobe Sound to the friendly Publix and golf course staff, I have been completely satisfied with my decision to migrate north to saner pastures.

And don't for one second forget the lower tax and cost of living environment.

Come to Martin, we'll love to have you.
I love the diversity in peoples, and restaurants. The public schools here are extremely well funded, and well stocked with administrative staff with plenty of resources. The public schools have tons of clubs and sports, INCLUDING sailing and a golf course at South Fork High School. Being liberal myself, this county is a tad conservative and old-fashioned, but lovely for someone looking for old Florida. This county is extremely safe, and has plenty to do, such as Jammin' Jensen, an event every Thursday in which vendors come together in an open-air night market. The art is diverse here as well, in glass merchandise, pottery, and fabrics. The travel time can be a bit much before tax day, but in relation to the rest of South Florida, the travel time is a DREAM (coming from Palm Beach myself).