Arvin 44 Poor
Arvin Livability #1,435 ranked city in California#28,928 ranked city in the USARanks better than 1% of areas
F Arvin Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
D+ Arvin Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% lower than California
1022% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arvin cost of living
F Arvin Crime Total crime is 5% higher than California
Total crime
2,90217% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3517% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Arvin crime
F Arvin Employment Household income is 43% lower than California
Median household income
$36,52434% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$10,68564% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%88% higher than the US average
Arvin employment
C+ Arvin Housing Home value is 71% lower than California
Median home value
$116,90037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81414% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Arvin real estate or Arvin rentals
F Arvin Schools HS graduation rate is 57% lower than California
High school grad. rates
34%59% lower than the US average
School test scores
21%58% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Arvin K-12 schools
F Arvin User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Arvin
Overall user rating
40% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
30% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
52% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Arvin, CA

      Arvin is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 20,562 people. In Arvin, there are 4,267 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Arvin residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Arvin are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 87% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Arvin residents is 24, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Arvin is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Arvin and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Arvin to California and the national average.

      Arvin has a livability score of 52 out of 100 and is ranked #1,392 in California and #28,309 in the USA. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Arvin does not rank well for most categories. Arvin ranks so poorly that more than 90% of the cities in all of the USA have a higher score. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Arvin ranks well for weather (A-) and housing (C+). Arvin does not score well for the following: amenities (F), crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Arvin. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Arvin are affordable. Median real estate prices in Arvin come in at $116,900, which is 71.4% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Arvin, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 50% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Arvin area were 8.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.8%.

      Arvin transportation information

      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work61.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool25.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home1.9%5.4%4.6%

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