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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Longmont is a suburb of Denver with a population of 93,244. Longmont is in Boulder County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Longmont offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Longmont there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Longmont and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Longmont are above average.
About Longmont...
Population
93,244

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Longmont 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
    269
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    123.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,028.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    318.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Longmont

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,857
National
$55,322
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Longmont is overall a good place to live. Longmont has many things to do that are family friendly: a bowling alley, movie theater, arcades, retail stores, and places to eat house fun places to be. The only things that makes Longmont a difficult place to live are the fact that housing is expensive, traffic can be bad, and Longmont doesn't house a shopping mall. These qualities don't diminish the great things Longmont has to offer though. I love living here!
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Longmont is a great location. It's 15 mins. from Boulder, 35 minutes to Denver, the same to Fort Collins. Greeley is a 30 min. drive northeast. Major universities are in all these cities. Longmont's Front Range Community College is highly rated. Feast your eyes on the majestic scenery during a 45 min. drive to world-reknowned Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park. Kayak and tube down the St. Vrain River running through the city. Enjoy Sandstone Ranch Community Park with its ball fields, picnic shelters, skatepark, and many walking paths. The new Dickens Park next to the river will open soon. Housing is less expensive than Boulder. The public schools are very good. Nightlife and restaurants are growing in leaps and bounds. The weather is among the best in all the country. Sun shines most every day. Lots of meetups are in and around Boulder County to welcome newcomers. People are very friendly. The crime rate is one of the lowest in Colorado. You can't miss on this city.
An hour's drive from Denver and just east of Boulder, Longmont is a small city filled with many things that make it a good place to settle. The city has amazing schools, features a multitude of fun parks and wildlife, and is bustling with new real estate. Longmont is also a good place for anyone looking for good beer, with two national-level beer producers in Left Hand and Oskar Blues, as well as numerous smaller breweries. On the flip side, however, is a city lacking in attractions appealing to teens, as well as a moderate amount of street crime. These aspects of this city tend to balance out and create an experience good for anyone looking to settle (and for beer enthusiasts), but which may seem lacking to younger generations.