Bell Gardens 63 Below average
Bell Gardens Livability #683 ranked city in California#20,761 ranked city in the USARanks better than 29% of areas
A+ Bell Gardens Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bell Gardens Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than California
Bell Gardens
12727% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bell Gardens cost of living
C+ Bell Gardens Crime Total crime is 34% lower than California
Total crime
1,83426% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5526% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Bell Gardens crime
F Bell Gardens Employment Household income is 42% lower than California
Median household income
$37,18333% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$11,54461% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%44% higher than the US average
Bell Gardens employment
D- Bell Gardens Housing Home value is 22% lower than California
Median home value
$318,70073% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14220% higher than the US average
Home ownership
21%67% lower than the US average
Bell Gardens real estate or Bell Gardens rentals
F Bell Gardens Schools HS graduation rate is 46% lower than California
High school grad. rates
43%48% lower than the US average
School test scores
21%57% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:148% higher than the US average
Bell Gardens K-12 schools
A+ Bell Gardens User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Bell Gardens
Overall user rating
83% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Bell Gardens, CA

      Located in the state of California, Bell Gardens is a mid-sized city with a population of 42,805 residents. In Bell Gardens, there are 17,411 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 73%, the majority of the Bell Gardens population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 1% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Bell Gardens are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 90% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Bell Gardens residents is 28.

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

      Bell Gardens has a livability score of 62/100 and is ranked #842 in California and #20,940 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Bell Gardens ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, Bell Gardens does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bell Gardens, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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 Bell Gardens is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Bell Gardens come in at $318,700, which is 22.1% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bell Gardens, the home price to income ratio is 8.6, which is 34.4% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bell Gardens area were 9.1% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.3%. 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.

      Bell Gardens transportation information

      StatisticBell GardensCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.1%5.4%4.6%

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