Gardena 62 Below average
Gardena Livability #744 ranked city in California#21,760 ranked city in the USARanks better than 25% of areas
A+ Gardena Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Gardena Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
13333% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gardena cost of living
F Gardena Crime Total crime is 8% lower than California
Total crime
2,5502% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 402% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Gardena crime
D Gardena Employment Household income is 21% lower than California
Median household income
$50,1379% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,11519% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%11% higher than the US average
Gardena employment
D Gardena Housing Home value is 9% lower than California
Median home value
$372,500102% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18024% higher than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Gardena real estate or Gardena rentals
F Gardena Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than California
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%41% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Gardena K-12 schools
A- Gardena User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Gardena
Overall user rating
79% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
75% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 2 total surveys
all Gardena poll results

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      Living in Gardena, CA

      Gardena, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 59,898 inhabitants. In Gardena, there are 10,276 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Gardena identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 31% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Living in Gardena can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Gardena and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Gardena has received a livability score of 62 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 26th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Gardena ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). On a less positive note, Gardena does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Gardena has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: K1 Speed Torrance, Grand Canyon, Sunset Sunrise Day Tour - Tsubasa Travel Service, and Normandie Casino.

      Gardena real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Gardena. The median home price for Gardena homes is $372,500, which is 9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Gardena, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Gardena area were 4.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.9%.

      Gardena transportation information

      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%5.4%4.6%

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