Gilroy 60 Below average
Gilroy Livability #968 ranked city in California#23,518 ranked city in the USARanks better than 19% of areas
A+ Gilroy Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Gilroy Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than California
15353% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gilroy cost of living
D- Gilroy Crime Total crime is 14% higher than California
Total crime
2,93225% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3525% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Gilroy crime
C Gilroy Employment Household income is 32% higher than California
Median household income
$84,35152% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,7633% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Gilroy employment
D- Gilroy Housing Home value is 29% higher than California
Median home value
$528,700186% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,52160% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Gilroy real estate or Gilroy rentals
F Gilroy Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than California
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Gilroy K-12 schools
D+ Gilroy User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in Gilroy
Overall user rating
57% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
15% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 13 total surveys
all Gilroy poll results

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      Living in Gilroy, CA

      Gilroy is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 52,576 residents. With a population density of 3,257 people per square mile, Gilroy is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (74% White). Given that fact, Gilroy could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Gilroy are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 39% of the population also speak Spanish.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Gilroy, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around Gilroy, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, weather, education and more.

      With a livability score of 64/100, Gilroy is ranked #18,511 in the United States and #709 in California. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Gilroy scores well for amenities (A+) and weather (B-). On a more negative note, Gilroy does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (D-) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Gilroy, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Outlets at Gilroy, and Hecker Pass Winery.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Gilroy. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Gilroy are affordable. Median real estate prices in Gilroy come in at $528,700, which is 29.2% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Gilroy, the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Gilroy are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Gilroy homes comes in at 9.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 12.1%.

      Gilroy transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.4%4.6%

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