Anaheim 62 Below average
Anaheim Livability #822 ranked city in California#20,801 ranked city in the USARanks better than 29% of areas
A+ Anaheim Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Anaheim Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than California
14242% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Anaheim cost of living
D+ Anaheim Crime Total crime is 11% higher than California
Total crime
2,87222% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3522% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Anaheim crime
D+ Anaheim Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,82612% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,99616% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%18% higher than the US average
Anaheim employment
D Anaheim Housing Home value is 12% higher than California
Median home value
$457,600148% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,40248% higher than the US average
Home ownership
45%29% lower than the US average
Anaheim real estate or Anaheim rentals
F Anaheim Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
Anaheim K-12 schools
C Anaheim User Ratings There are a total of 23 ratings in Anaheim
Overall user rating
64% 23 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
62% 20 total surveys
all Anaheim poll results

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      Living in Anaheim, CA

      Anaheim, California is a big city with a population of 346,776 residents. Anaheim has a population density of 6,947 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Anaheim residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Anaheim are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 45% of the population also speak Spanish. Anaheim has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 50% have kids.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Anaheim, California. The best areas in Anaheim and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      The livability score in Anaheim is 66/100 and the city is ranked in the 47th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we see that Anaheim ranks very well for weather (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Anaheim. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Anaheim, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Anaheim: Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure, and Downtown Disney.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Anaheim is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Anaheim come in at $457,600, which is 11.8% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Anaheim, the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Anaheim 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 Anaheim homes comes in at 4.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.

      Anaheim transportation information

      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.2%5.4%4.6%

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