Population: 102,148Median home value: $263,500 77 Ranks better than 86% of areas
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A+ Clovis Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Clovis Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% lower than California
11616% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Clovis cost of living
B- Clovis Crime Total crime is 2% lower than California
Total crime
2,8945% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 355% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Clovis crime
C- Clovis Employment Household income is 1% higher than California
Median household income
$64,64017% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,876equal to the US average
Unemployment rate
5%16% higher than the US average
Clovis employment
C+ Clovis Housing Home value is 36% lower than California
Median home value
$263,50043% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09315% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Clovis real estate or Clovis rentals
C Clovis Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than California
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
51%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Clovis K-12 schools or Clovis colleges

Living in Clovis, CA

Clovis, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 102,148 people. With a population density of 4,174 people per square mile, Clovis is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Clovis is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Clovis are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 13% of the population also speak Spanish. Clovis is known to be family friendly as more than 70% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Clovis is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Clovis and in the areas around Clovis is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Clovis has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a phenomenal score, as Clovis ranks well in multiple categories! For each of the livability categories, we see that Clovis ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Unfortunately for Clovis, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Clovis on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Clovis meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Clovis. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Clovis are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Clovis come in at $263,500, which is 35.6% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Clovis, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 35.9% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Clovis area were 5.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Clovis, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Clovis, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Woodward Park, Fresno774.958,752
Bullard, Fresno699.7100,730
West, Fresno6710.353,891
North Growth Area, Fresno667.32,295
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mclane, Fresno664.456,716
South Growth Area, Fresno658.93,848
Roosevelt, Fresno648.2128,345
Hoover, Fresno644.155,566

Best Cities Near Clovis, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fort Washington, CA785.4737
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Sunnyside, CA746.94,066
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Coarsegold, CA7129.31,180
Oakhurst, CA7136.22,832
Kingsburg, CA7122.611,716
Lemoore, CA6937.325,169

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CA overlooked place thats great to raise family

It is unfair to have Clovis with such a good rating and Fresno have such a low one. Because Clovis relies a lot on Fresno for stores and things to do, while many of North Fresno rely in Clovis for their good school district. Fresno tends to get grouped more negatively forgetting that if you cut Fresno in half, it would probably have similar statistics as Clovis as a city. Fresno is a big city with mix of social classes. Where as Clovis has become really becoming the city that gets all the positive things without having to be associated with Fresno's negative. With that said, there is a reason Clovis gets really high regards. It's a small to medium size city of 120K population, yet has the accessibility of Fresno's amenities right next door. So the shopping, the higher education colleges like Fresno State and Fresno Pacific is right there. BUT Clovis doesn't have to be associated with Fresno's higher crime (although Fresno right now in 2019 has lower violent crime than SF, Oakland, Sacramento, LA when compared to big cities in CA). Clovis school district is one of the BEST school districts not just in the state of CA but ranked nationally. People in Sacramento area like to rave about Roseville and Rocklin school districts but Clovis Unified ranks higher than those. The diversity in Clovis starts to dwindle being majority white, then followed by Hispanic and Asians, and very little African American. Clovis is a very nice suburb city of Fresno and has a very small town feel. Old Town Clovis is charming and has a lot of events and local businesses. It is very safe here crime wise. There is NO FALL OFF of crime coming from Fresno because Clovis borders the nice part of fresno to begin with. In the winter you can look into the sierras and see the snow capped mountains. Snow play and ski resort is an hour away. National parks and lakes literally on your backyard. This is the perfect place to raise a family. The median price of a home here is $100K+ less than Rosevillle or Rocklin in the Sacramento area which are good comparisons. So a 3000 sq ft home in Clovis that would be $500K will easily be $600-650K+ in Roseville/Rocklin. $150K is not chump change, so Clovis offers a really good value. From San Jose, clovis is about 2.5hrs. Which is similar to going to Roseville or Rocklin. However, Clovis is farther from the other parts of the bay area. If you dont need to be as close to the bay area, Clovis maybe a better option.
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It's Okay-Good for Cost of Living

I moved here from the coast because my husband got a promotion. The area has a great cost of living for families that are just starting out. Schools are great. I DON'T like this cities food though, franchises everywhere . I dread going out due to the fact that they don't put in the effort or care. This city also doesn't have great shopping unless your willing to go down shaw to Fashion Fair Mall and hope that theres not a criminal near by. The best shopping center is River Park but is located 20min from Clovis. You gotta drive down a street all the way there-No highway. There is a small downtown with nothing to offer. But Hey! If your lucky maybe it'll snow in the winter and you can bring the family on a snow trip an hour away. Good luck in Cali-Pros & Cons everywhere in this expensive state.
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Clovis, CA: The Gateway to the Sierras

I am from Bakersfield, CA so I have visited Clovis many times in my life. The city of Clovis is located in the San Joaquin Valley with a population of 96,868. Clovis does not qualify as a big city, but there is still plenty of fun things to do and attractions to see in town.

Wild Water Adventures is located in Clovis, and it is a great place for children and adults alike. They have a wide range of activities and water slides to keep you entertained for hours. If you are more interested in nature, you can visit the Sierra National Forest. There are 11 reservoirs and lakes, 63 campgrounds, and hundreds of miles of hiking.

If you do decide to visit, be sure to check into one of the many hotels they offer and grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant. There are many dining options in Clovis, ranging from mexican, to italian, to american food. Whether you're 5 or 50 you're sure to find something to entertain you in the beautiful city of Clovis.
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Source: The Clovis, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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