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  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Ponce is a city in Puerto Rico with a population of 120,295. Ponce is in Ponce Municipio. Living in Ponce offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ponce.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$370
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Ponce

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$16,729
National
$55,322
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Ponce Reviews

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Ponce is my hometown. The place that I was born. This place was amazing and I enjoyed every aspect of this beautiful town. Unfortunately, throughout the years it has deteriorated at the hands of its current mayor, Mayita Melendez Altieri. Mayita has abandoned the upkeep of the city and it looks in ruin. Many public areas and parks are left in total disgrace. The museums are falling apart and being kept closed due to this awful abandonment issue and tourism is suffering because of it. The beautiful town that was once the Ciudad Señorial, is now a shadow of its once glorious status and standing. My words do not give enough justice to the difficult times this city is going through. I hope to one day see this beautiful place restored to its former glory because Ponce es Ponce!
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This historic town is one of the largest cities in the island of Puerto Rico. It has four shopping malls and countless supermarkets. Local market and businesses are also available all throughout the town. In addition, it has many public and private schools for parents to choose from. Night life fun has diminished over the years as the local hot spots have left the town over the years however, there is still a lot to do. With two big movie theaters, a bowling alley, countless restaurants and fast food places to choose from, there is always something entertaining to do. Furthermore, this town offers lovely beaches, rivers and awesome swimming pool fun to enjoy, especially during the summer.
A like Ponce for many reason because is like the phrase of us that is "Ponce is Ponce and the others are parking!", for example we have allout of historic in the country. In this days are structure that are in perfect condition also work great, but unfortunately in Ponce also have structure important and history that are in danger. For example the Light house of Cardona is located in the Island of Cardona in Ponce, the structure is danger and it could colaps. This could be a problem on the future, I will like a preservated and conserveted the structure of the light house of Cardona doing anastylosis and other things.