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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 116,796. 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
$102,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$371
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
    21%
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
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Ponce

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$17,298
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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I have been living in Ponce for the 20 years of my life and I have a grand time here. Learning valuable lessons and knowledge with the people you can meet. our culture is rich in expressing humanity at its artistic expression and we cherish a lot of morals. Our holidays are twice as memorable and fun when you get to hang with the family with a big feast of delicious food. What I would like to see change is political management more than anything, in general, all Puerto Rico needs a better leader.
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.