Hercules 70 Excellent
Hercules Livability #246 ranked city in California#6,117 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas

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      Living in Hercules, CA

      Hercules, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 25,011 inhabitants. In Hercules, there are 3,902 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. 76% of the people in Hercules (over the age of 15) are married and 58% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Hercules, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, commute, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Hercules and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Hercules to California and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Hercules has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 83rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Hercules has been rewarded with high marks for crime (A+) and housing (A+). Unfortunately for Hercules, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F).

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Hercules has a violent crime rate of 113 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Hercules can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hercules. 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 Hercules are affordable. The median home price for Hercules homes is $422,200, which is 3.2% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hercules, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 35.9% lower than the California average.

      Hercules transportation information

      Statistic Hercules California National
      Average one way commute42min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work67.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home7.8%5.4%4.6%

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