Alhambra 69 Average
Alhambra Livability #461 ranked city in California#12,913 ranked city in the USARanks better than 55% of areas
A+ Alhambra Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Alhambra Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than California
15151% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Alhambra cost of living
B Alhambra Crime Total crime is 20% lower than California
Total crime
2,05912% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4912% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Alhambra crime
C- Alhambra Employment Household income is 17% lower than California
Median household income
$53,1384% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,91313% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%21% lower than the US average
Alhambra employment
C- Alhambra Housing Home value is 27% higher than California
Median home value
$518,800181% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23530% higher than the US average
Home ownership
40%36% lower than the US average
Alhambra real estate or Alhambra rentals
D- Alhambra Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:151% higher than the US average
Alhambra K-12 schools
B+ Alhambra User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Alhambra
Overall user rating
76% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 13 total surveys
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      Living in Alhambra, CA

      Alhambra is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 84,866 residents. With a population density of 11,121 people per square mile, Alhambra is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Alhambra identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Alhambra is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Alhambra, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

      The livability score in Alhambra is 73 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 75th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Alhambra ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, Alhambra does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Alhambra has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Alhambra real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Alhambra. The median home price for Alhambra homes is $518,800, which is 26.8% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Alhambra, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.8, which is 53.1% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Alhambra are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Alhambra homes comes in at 7.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.4%.

      Alhambra transportation information

      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.8%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Alhambra, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).