Carpinteria 68 Good
Carpinteria Livability #289 ranked city in California#8,857 ranked city in the USARanks better than 69% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Carpinteria

  • 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.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • 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.

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What's it like Living in Carpinteria?

Carpinteria is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 13,449 residents. With a population density of 5,196 people per square mile, Carpinteria is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Carpinteria is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Carpinteria are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 34% of the population also speak Spanish. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Carpinteria, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 23 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Carpinteria, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, commute, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Carpinteria and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Carpinteria to California and the national average.

Carpinteria has a livability score of 66/100 and is ranked #367 in California and #10,213 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Carpinteria ranks very well for crime (A-) and employment (A). There are some categories that Carpinteria ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Carpinteria real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Carpinteria. The median home price for Carpinteria homes is $711,100, which is 73.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Carpinteria, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.5, which is 48.4% higher than the California average.

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      Carpinteria transportation information

      Statistic Carpinteria California National
      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home7.7%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Carpinteria, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).