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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Indio is a town in California with a population of 86,867. 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
$247,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    530.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    498.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,646.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    394.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Indio

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,951
National
$55,322
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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.
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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!
It is a very friendly environment. You will meet everyone around town because it is so small. The plus side about it is no traffic! It's not like you have to leave to work an hour early because of traffic. You can leave around ten to fifteen minutes before you have to clock in. You will save plenty of gas. Additionally, gas is not expensive compared to huge cities. It's a great place to live if you want to raise a healthy family.