Fontana 63 Below average
Fontana Livability #663 ranked city in California#20,428 ranked city in the USARanks better than 30% of areas
A+ Fontana Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fontana Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than California
12222% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fontana cost of living
B- Fontana Crime Total crime is 35% lower than California
Total crime
1,83529% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5529% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Fontana crime
D- Fontana Employment Household income is 3% higher than California
Median household income
$65,99519% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$20,26532% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%45% higher than the US average
Fontana employment
C- Fontana Housing Home value is 29% lower than California
Median home value
$289,40057% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16723% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Fontana real estate or Fontana rentals
F Fontana Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than California
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
27%46% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
Fontana K-12 schools
C Fontana User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Fontana
Overall user rating
64% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
57% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 5 total surveys
all Fontana poll results

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      Living in Fontana, CA

      Located in the state of California, Fontana is a big city with a population of 205,228 people. With a population density of 4,771 people per square mile, Fontana is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Fontana identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 51% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Fontana tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Fontana might be a good fit as 70% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 43% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Fontana, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Fontana and in the areas around Fontana is a much easier task.

      Fontana has a livability score of 64 out of 100 and is ranked #754 in California and #19,249 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Fontana has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A-). Unfortunately for Fontana, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Fontana, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Fontana: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Sierra Lakes Golf Club, and Richard Petty Driving Experience.

      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 Fontana is actually affordable. The median home price for Fontana homes is $289,400, which is 29.3% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fontana, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 31.3% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fontana area were 6.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.4%. 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.

      Fontana transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.7%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)27354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (7)134711

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      Source: The Fontana, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).