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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Kissimmee is a town in Florida with a population of 68,176. Kissimmee is in Osceola County. Living in Kissimmee offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kissimmee there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Kissimmee and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kissimmee are above average.
About Kissimmee...
Population
68,176

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Kissimmee 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
    275.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    391
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,946.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    185.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Kissimmee

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,353
National
$55,322
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Most of the residential areas of Kissimmee are safe and quiet. Most of the car movement in neighborhoods is due to the people living in the area, rather than strangers. Houses in northern Kissimmee can be moderately affordable according to an individuals budget; houses for sale can range from an estimated price range of 150,000 to 200,000+. However, renting houses in Kissimmee can be less affordable due to high demand. Also, many of the public schools around residential areas have good educational opportunities. For instance, students living in Kissimmee have the benefit of dual enrolling and taking college classes at any of the accessible Valencia campuses as well as enjoying high-level curriculums for middle and high school such as: International Baccalaureate (offered at specific schools). Also, there are a variety of fun theme parks and attractions families could go to in Kissimmee, such as escape rooms, amusement parks, air tours, zip lines, boat tours, and many more!
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I've lived in Kissimmee for about 14 years now and i'm ready to go out and leave! Haha, although its not bad, its just not what i'm looking for. Nothing is ever in walking distance, the people here aren't always the kindest, and the traffic here is horrible! My oh my, the traffic is one thing I would want to change for sure. The prices are pretty reasonable so that's something I enjoy and I've met some of my best friends here so i'd say that definitely counts for something. Kissimmee is filled with such diversity it makes me proud to be here from time to time. Diversity is key.
In kissimmee there is lots to do and not far from Orlando. There is fun in Downtown kissimmee for families and people of all ages. There are now a couple bars and places for young adults to hang out. Education wise there is many public schools and lots of brand new schools and some are private but offer scholarships. There is the major stores like WalMart, Target and WaWa’s! There’s a mall several outlets, bowling alleys and much more. Rent is increasing but still cheaper than most places. Being a part of kissimmee all these years makes you not want to leave especially with all the changes going on with more houses being built as well as offices for more employment. This is the right city to be in if you want to be busy at your own pace unlike big cities like Tampa and Orlando.