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A+ Hercules Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Hercules Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than California
Hercules
15050% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hercules cost of living
A Hercules Crime Total crime is 46% lower than California
Total crime
1,59642% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6342% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Hercules crime
B Hercules Employment Household income is 62% higher than California
Median household income
$103,04486% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,13328% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Hercules employment
C- Hercules Housing Home value is 3% higher than California
Median home value
$422,200129% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,69378% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Hercules real estate or Hercules rentals
D Hercules Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than California
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:141% higher than the US average
Hercules K-12 schools

Living in Hercules, CA

Hercules is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 25,011 residents. Hercules has a population density of 3,902 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Hercules is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Hercules is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment, 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.

Hercules, CA receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #283 in California and #7,729 in the USA. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Hercules ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B+) and employment (B). Hercules does not score well for the following: cost of living (F) and education (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hercules on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Hercules gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 117 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Hercules 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 Hercules. 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. 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 Hercules area were 8.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.1%.

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Compare Hercules, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hercules, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Upper Rockridge, Oakland8212.85,996
Forestland, Oakland8013.31,954
Merriwood, Oakland8012.73,273
Glen Highlands, Oakland7913.11,473
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Panoramic Hill, Oakland7910.81,751
Claremont, Oakland7611.51,097
Fairview Park, Oakland7112.23,894
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland6913.1973

Best Cities Near Hercules, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA895.9228
Lafayette, CA8512.925,381
Mill Valley, CA8515.914,318
Hillsborough, CA8432.311,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Contra Costa Centre, CA8414.46,190
Belvedere, CA8414.22,017
Tiburon, CA8413.19,170
Piedmont, CA8414.111,201

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Hercules, a Quiet Bedroom Community

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Community10/10
Nightlife7/10
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I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated near Berkeley, CA.

Our city has one company, Bio Rad Laboratories located in the north of town. We have a large and renoved park in the middle of town that is just the place for picnics, concernts and other events. Recently, more shops, stores and restaurants have been developed due to the new housing built by the shoreline.

It is easy to jump on Highway 80 to reach any place in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose. We don't have a collage in town, but UC California at Berkeley is just down the road and one of the best schools in the country. Our streets were named in groups by the developers, so one lives in the flower, bird, tree or island regions of the city.

Nightlife is quiet here, but the whole of the San Francisco Bay Area is in easy reach.
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Source: The Hercules, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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