Laguna Niguel 74 Excellent
Laguna Niguel Livability #218 ranked city in California#8,179 ranked city in the USARanks better than 72% of areas
A+ Laguna Niguel Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Laguna Niguel Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% higher than California
Laguna Niguel
17777% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Laguna Niguel cost of living
A+ Laguna Niguel Crime Total crime is 65% lower than California
Total crime
97561% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10361% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Laguna Niguel crime
B+ Laguna Niguel Employment Household income is 53% higher than California
Median household income
$97,89477% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$52,02574% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
Laguna Niguel employment
F Laguna Niguel Housing Home value is 74% higher than California
Median home value
$712,000285% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,908101% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%10% higher than the US average
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B+ Laguna Niguel Schools HS graduation rate is 19% higher than California
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
57%15% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
Laguna Niguel K-12 schools
C+ Laguna Niguel User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Laguna Niguel
Overall user rating
66% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Laguna Niguel, CA

      Located in the state of California, Laguna Niguel is a moderately-sized city with a population of 64,984 people. In Laguna Niguel, there are 4,408 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (77% White). Given that fact, Laguna Niguel could be considered less diverse than other cities. 84% of the people in Laguna Niguel (over the age of 15) are married and 60% 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, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Laguna Niguel, California could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Laguna Niguel and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Laguna Niguel, CA receives 78/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #127 in California and #3,015 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Laguna Niguel could be a great choice! If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Laguna Niguel ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (A+), education (B+) and employment (B+). Laguna Niguel does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Laguna Niguel 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: Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Crown Valley Community Park.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 82 crimes per 100,000 residents, Laguna Niguel has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Laguna Niguel is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Laguna Niguel come in at $712,000, which is 74% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Laguna Niguel, the home price to income ratio is 7.3, which is 14.1% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Laguna Niguel area were 4.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.1%. 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.

      Laguna Niguel transportation information

      StatisticLaguna NiguelCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home9.5%5.4%4.6%

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