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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Crystal River is a town in Florida with a population of 3,092. Crystal River is in Citrus County. Living in Crystal River offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Crystal River there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Crystal River and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Crystal River are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crystal River Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Crystal River

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$24,036
National
$55,322
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Crystal River Reviews

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It's one of the most scenic, beautiful places I've ever lived. Lakes, rivers, ocean, forests and wildlife. However, it's a good ole' boys town. Like going back in time a few decades, which is sort of good n' bad. There are a few friendly people here but way more not so friendly, even down right ugly n' rude. If you're wealthy you'll love it, plenty of poor uneducated people you can take advantage of, n' that's the way the richie's like it. Mostly low paying service jobs here $8-$9 an hour, if you're from here n'connected, then you can work for the city or county $10-$15 an hour. People here in paradise, as I call it, tend to have a chip on their shoulders, seem very miserable. This is due to the fact that the old money fights any new growth from happening. Thus, no new businesses, no new opportunities, not much to do but fish or hunt. Way too many tourists. 2000 population, 20,000 tourists = horrible traffic, wrecks, sirens n' noise pollution, every single day. I love it n' hate it.
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I've lived here my entire life. Crystal River has always provided a safe and interesting environment for its citizens. Being a coastal town, there are many fun activities involving the sea and its beautiful wildlife. I definitely would consider spending the rest of my life here in this wonderful town.
Wonderful sleepy little town with a thriving tourist community and crystal-clear springs! My family owns a hotel here and we moved down from cold Missouri, so we absolutely love the place!