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A+ Folsom Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Folsom Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than California
14040% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Folsom cost of living
A+ Folsom Crime Total crime is 44% lower than California
Total crime
1,65440% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6140% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Folsom crime
B+ Folsom Employment Household income is 61% higher than California
Median household income
$102,69286% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,73240% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Folsom employment
C- Folsom Housing Home value is 6% higher than California
Median home value
$433,300135% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,46554% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
Folsom real estate or Folsom rentals
A Folsom Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Folsom K-12 schools or Folsom colleges

Living in Folsom, CA

Folsom, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 74,960 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Folsom is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Folsom has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 82% of the population is classified as married and 49% have kids.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Folsom, California. The best areas in Folsom and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, 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 80/100, Folsom is ranked #1,686 in the United States and #70 in California. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Folsom could be a great choice! Folsom also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Folsom ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (B+), education (A) and employment (B+). Folsom does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Folsom 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 notable things to do include: Folsom City Zoo, Folsom Prison Museum, and Sutter St..

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 82 crimes per 100,000 residents, Folsom has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

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 Folsom is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Folsom come in at $433,300, which is 5.9% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Folsom, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 34.4% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Folsom were 4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.5%.

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Like Sacramento, but prettier, safer, and better people!

I can't wait to move here once I can afford it. It's got everything! Great schools, very low crime, the lake, the American river, camping, walking/biking trails, tons of trees, old timey feel but kept up (even their McDonalds looks NICE!).
It's nice they have a lightrail that goes all the way to Downtown Sacramento if you're looking to save on gas.
The outlets are awesome.
The people, for the most part, are friendly.
The location is close to Placerville and all the cool foresty old-town cities you can enjoy in the El Dorado County.
It's the perfect mix of safe suburbia and city feel.
Folsom has it's own arenas for various events like the rodeo, renaissance faire, and concerts.
It also has its own quaint zoo.
Beautiful well-kept up parks.
It truly is one of the best places I've ever lived around. Right now, I'm about 10 miles away from all its greatness, but I hope to be moving there in a couple years when I can afford it.
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Folsom, CA - Amazing Bike Trails

I relocated to Folsom five years ago from a much colder climate, so immediately upon arrival I fell in love with the warmer temperatures. I also soon realized that the guitarist for Papa Roach, a band I have always favored, was from Folsom, which I find interesting. Folsom features over 30 miles of bike trails. I have never been one to take much interest in exercise and staying in shape, but since moving here I have taken an immense interest in biking. The trails are fun, exciting and very close to my home, so I make it a point to go riding at least three times a week. There are also several beautiful bridges in Folsom that add a unique aesthetic quality most towns do not possess.

Folsom is more of a tight knit city than what I am used to. I came from a larger, urban area, so it was pleasant to experience what a community consists of. My banker knows me by name and the check out clerk at the grocery store always gives my daughter a small piece of candy when we go shopping. You just cannot find that type of hospitality in larger, less personalized areas.

One thing I do miss is the shopping in my old town. While Folsom offers many smaller town commodities, many of my favorite retailers are not available here, so I occasionally make about a 45 minute drive to Sacramento to do my shopping.

Folsom, California has been a wonderful place to call home. While I do anticipate it's eventual growth and the possibility of seeing some of my favorite retailers establish themselves in the area, I am content here.
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Source: The Folsom, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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