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A+ Downey Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Downey Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than California
14141% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Downey cost of living
C- Downey Crime Total crime is 8% higher than California
Total crime
3,17515% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3215% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Downey crime
C- Downey Employment Household income is 2% higher than California
Median household income
$65,33218% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,38818% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Downey employment
C Downey Housing Home value is 10% higher than California
Median home value
$449,900144% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,27634% higher than the US average
Home ownership
49%22% lower than the US average
Downey real estate or Downey rentals
F Downey Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Downey K-12 schools or Downey colleges

Living in Downey, CA

Downey, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 113,223 residents. With a population density of 9,125 people per square mile, Downey is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 66% of Downey residents are White, 7% Asian and 4% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Downey are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 61% of the population also speak Spanish.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Downey could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Downey, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

Using data and statistics Downey has received a livability score of 69/100. This score is ranked in the 59th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Downey scores well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Downey ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Downey on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Kandy Kays of California, Downey Museum of Art, and Downey History Center.

Assuming that Downey meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Downey. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Downey are simply unattainable. The median home price for Downey homes is $449,900, which is 9.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Downey, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 7.8% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Downey will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Downey, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.3%.

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Compare Downey, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Downey, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8110.82,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach8011.32,873
Walteria, Torrance7915.68,348
The Plaza, Long Beach78921,865
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
City College Area, Long Beach788.110,097
West Torrance, Torrance7714.568,889
Los Altos, Long Beach759.613,766
State College Area, Long Beach7511.19,427

Best Cities Near Downey, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8519.320,477
Marina del Rey, CA8518.89,782
Hermosa Beach, CA851619,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8415.635,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8412.813,324
Hidden Hills, CA8434.11,573
South Pasadena, CA8311.925,936
Newport Beach, CA8324.986,813

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the city of My Girlfriend Miranda Cosgrove

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Downey, CA - Perfect Little City For Family Fun

Travelers passing through the city of Downey, California should visit The Columbia Memorial Space Center. At five dollars per ticket, admission to this fun-filled attraction is affordable and well worth every cent. Kids and adults will both enjoy the many science and space exhibits offered here. Numerous restaurant options are found in Downey, especially chain restaurants. Travelers foreign to Southern California may want to visit Bob's Big Boy and In N' Out Burger. Both chains serve some of the best burgers and fries found in this region. A more unique venue, El Azteca Taqueria on Paramount makes authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine every day. Each scrumptious selection on the menu tastes identical to authentic Mexican recipes.

Downey is a lovely little city amidst the hustle and bustle of the Los Angeles metro area, but real estate prices are still fair. Neighborhoods are pretty and crime rates in Downey are low. A downfall to living in this quaint little city is the traffic. Downey is nestled between four major freeways, making streets busy most of the day. After the rush of traffic has slowed for the evening, streets clear out and Downey regains its small-town feeling with families seen walking and enjoying the mild climate.
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Source: The Downey, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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