Population: 19,672Median home value: $151,400 58 Ranks better than 14% of areas

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D Rosamond Amenities Some amenities close to this location
D Rosamond Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than California
1055% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rosamond cost of living
F Rosamond Crime Total crime is 46% higher than California
Total crime
4,30257% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2457% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Rosamond crime
F Rosamond Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,61611% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,11819% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%69% higher than the US average
Rosamond employment
A+ Rosamond Housing Home value is 63% lower than California
Median home value
$151,40018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0167% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Rosamond real estate or Rosamond rentals
F Rosamond Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%54% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:149% higher than the US average
Rosamond K-12 schools

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The Desert Life: Rosamond

If you like tiny towns and the desert, Rosamond is the place for you. I have lived here for two years and wouldn't likely recommend someone moves here. The closest city is Palmdale, a 30-minute drive, which you can hardly count a bustling metropolis. If you are looking for some place to eat, plan on it being a fast food establishment as there aren't an abundance of actual restaurants.

Since Rosamond is in the middle of the desert, the dirt and sand gets into all the nooks and crannies making everything seem dirty. The wind is non-stop and the heat in the summer is nearly unbearable. One would think the wind would help cool the area down in the summer, but it doesn't.

There are a few good things about Rosamond. First, when compared to the rest of California, the rent is cheap. Two, it is close to Edwards Air Force base for those military members who don't want to live on base. Last, Rosamond isn't part of Los Angeles County making things like getting a concealed carry permit easier.
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Source: The Rosamond, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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