Brawley 62 Below average
Brawley Livability #821 ranked city in California#20,787 ranked city in the USARanks better than 29% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Brawley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Brawley Cost of Living Cost of living is 30% lower than California
973% less expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brawley cost of living
D- Brawley Crime Total crime is 8% higher than California
Total crime
2,79219% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3619% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is down
Brawley crime
F Brawley Employment Household income is 36% lower than California
Median household income
$40,74526% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$16,83844% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
12%152% higher than the US average
Brawley employment
C Brawley Housing Home value is 63% lower than California
Median home value
$150,10019% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77518% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Brawley real estate or Brawley rentals
F Brawley Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than California
High school grad. rates
70%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Brawley K-12 schools
C+ Brawley User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Brawley
Overall user rating
65% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Brawley, CA

      Brawley, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 25,776 residents. Brawley has a population density of 3,175 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 79% of Brawley residents are White, 1% Black and 1% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Brawley are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 66% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 32 years old, Brawley could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Brawley could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Brawley and in the areas around Brawley is a much easier task.

      Brawley has a livability score of 64/100 and is ranked #722 in California and #18,794 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Brawley ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A-). Brawley does not do well for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Brawley 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.

      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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Brawley is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Brawley come in at $150,100, which is 63.3% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Brawley, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 42.2% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Brawley 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 Brawley homes comes in at 10.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.1%.

      Brawley transportation information

      Average one way commute19min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%5.4%4.6%

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