Bell 57 Below average
Bell Livability #726 ranked city in California#21,132 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Bell

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

  • Crime

    This area is reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people and could signify that it is a dangerous place to live. Crime rates include both violent and property crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Bell?

Located in the state of California, Bell is a medium-sized city with a population of 35,301 inhabitants. Bell has a population density of 14,075 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Bell is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Bell are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 84% of the population also speak Spanish. Bell tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 32 is far below the national average. In Bell, only 43% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Bell entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 33 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bell could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Bell and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

With a livability score of 61 out of 100, Bell is ranked #16,262 in the United States and #594 in California. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Bell ranks well for education (B+). On a more negative note, Bell does not have favorable grades for the following: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Bell is actually affordable. The median home price for Bell homes is $436,400, which is 6.6% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bell, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.1, which is 42.2% higher than the California average.

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      Bell transportation information

      Statistic Bell California National
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.8%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.5%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Bell, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).