Elk Grove 76 Exceptional
Elk Grove Livability #188 ranked city in California#5,855 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas
A+ Elk Grove Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Elk Grove Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than California
Elk Grove
12828% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Elk Grove cost of living
B+ Elk Grove Crime Total crime is 39% lower than California
Total crime
1,56733% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6433% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Elk Grove crime
C Elk Grove Employment Household income is 30% higher than California
Median household income
$83,14150% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,9287% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%18% higher than the US average
Elk Grove employment
C Elk Grove Housing Home value is 22% lower than California
Median home value
$317,50072% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,48957% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Elk Grove real estate or Elk Grove rentals
B Elk Grove Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than California
High school grad. rates
88%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Elk Grove K-12 schools
B Elk Grove User Ratings There are a total of 23 ratings in Elk Grove
Overall user rating
72% 23 total ratings
User reviews rating
62% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 17 total surveys
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      Living in Elk Grove, CA

      Located in the state of California, Elk Grove is a moderately-sized city with a population of 163,634 people. With a population density of 3,886 people per square mile, Elk Grove is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (47%) and Asian (28%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Elk Grove. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 49% with kids under the age of 18, Elk Grove could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Living in Elk Grove can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Elk Grove and in the areas around Elk Grove is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Elk Grove is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 82nd percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Elk Grove could be a great choice! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Elk Grove has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (B+). Regrettably for Elk Grove, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Elk Grove 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.

      Assuming that Elk Grove meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Elk Grove. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Elk Grove are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Elk Grove come in at $317,500, which is 22.4% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Elk Grove, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 40.6% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Elk Grove area were 5.1% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.3%. 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.

      Elk Grove transportation information

      StatisticElk GroveCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.7%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.8%5.4%4.6%

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