Fullerton 68 Average
Fullerton Livability #500 ranked city in California#13,838 ranked city in the USARanks better than 52% of areas
A+ Fullerton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fullerton Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than California
15353% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fullerton cost of living
C Fullerton Crime Total crime is 5% higher than California
Total crime
2,70415% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3715% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Fullerton crime
C- Fullerton Employment Household income is 5% higher than California
Median household income
$67,11021% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,9114% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%20% higher than the US average
Fullerton employment
D+ Fullerton Housing Home value is 35% higher than California
Median home value
$551,300198% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,39747% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%19% lower than the US average
Fullerton real estate or Fullerton rentals
C Fullerton Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than California
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
26:160% higher than the US average
Fullerton K-12 schools
B Fullerton User Ratings There are a total of 26 ratings in Fullerton
Overall user rating
72% 26 total ratings
User reviews rating
76% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 21 total surveys
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      Living in Fullerton, CA

      Fullerton, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 139,491 people. In Fullerton, there are 6,218 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Fullerton identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 25% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Fullerton might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Fullerton, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Fullerton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and more.

      Fullerton, CA receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #310 in California and #8,529 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Fullerton ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (A+). Fullerton does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Fullerton, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: SkyThrills, Fullerton Arboretum, and Air Combat USA.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Fullerton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Fullerton come in at $551,300, which is 34.7% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fullerton, the home price to income ratio is 8.2, which is 28.1% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fullerton area were 5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%. 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.

      Fullerton transportation information

      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%5.4%4.6%

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