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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Indio is a suburb of with a population of 88,291. Indio is in Riverside County. Living in Indio offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Indio there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Indio and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Indio are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,085
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Indio 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
    365.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    122.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,491
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    520
    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
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Indio

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,824
National
$55,322
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As I have been a resident of the community, there has been nothing but growth, not only in population, but the city itself, as the progression of businesses and homes being built only bring the ideas of new beginnings and opportunities available to those who are wishing to find them. One possible change I would make to my experience with Indio was the push for better connection towards opportunities like volunteering or exposure for some students who might want to proceed in committing to for their future .
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Overall, I would say Indio is a great place to live! There are many small businesses owned by citizens of the desert, allowing for people to experience authenticity and diversity while not being close to home. We have popular events in the area, such as the Date Festival, Coachella Fest, and Stagecoach. You can even get resident discounts on these popular events. In addition, there are many opportunities to advance, whether that's through employment or education.
Indio has been my home for the past 17 years. This number alone tells a lot about how it is here. The temperature is perfect with the warm summer days and cool winter nights. Everyone who resides here are friendly as it is a small town, almost everyone knows one another. I definitely recommend Indio as a place to live!