A+ Livermore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Livermore Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% higher than California
Livermore
17474% more expensive than the US average
California
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Livermore cost of living
B+ Livermore Crime Total crime is 27% lower than California
Total crime
2,05420% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4920% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Livermore crime
B+ Livermore Employment Household income is 63% higher than California
Median household income
$104,22388% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,89951% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Livermore employment
D Livermore Housing Home value is 45% higher than California
Median home value
$595,500222% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,67376% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%10% higher than the US average
Livermore real estate or Livermore rentals
C+ Livermore Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:141% higher than the US average
Livermore K-12 schools or Livermore colleges

Living in Livermore, CA

Located in the state of California, Livermore is a moderately-sized city with a population of 86,493 inhabitants. In Livermore, there are 3,209 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Livermore is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Livermore has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 80% of the population is classified as married and 56% have kids.

Living in Livermore can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Livermore and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Livermore to California and the national average.

With a livability score of 74/100, Livermore is ranked #6,376 in the United States and #254 in California. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Livermore has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B), weather (B+) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Livermore. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Livermore 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Livermore: Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, and Concannon Vineyards.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Livermore gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 183 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Livermore. 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 Livermore are affordable. Median real estate prices in Livermore come in at $595,500, which is 45.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Livermore, the home price to income ratio is 5.7, which is 10.9% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Livermore were 9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.8%.

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Compare Livermore, CA Livability To Other Cities

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      Best Neighborhoods In & Around Livermore, CA

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      Mission Valley, Fremont8213.57,452
      Weibel, Fremont8215.44,568
      Kimber-Gomes, Fremont8113.25,583
      Parkmont, Fremont7914.76,979
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      Cameron Hills, Fremont7814.84,161
      Blacow, Fremont7816.48,155
      Cherry-Guardino, Fremont7714.17,969
      Mission San Jose, Fremont7713.36,866

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      Los Gatos, CA8432.930,491
      Cupertino, CA8429.760,297
      Contra Costa Centre, CA84236,190
      Los Altos Hills, CA8430.28,376

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      Attractions3/10
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      Livermore. Police And the Fire. Dept Are very quick to Respond. ..... Livermore has a lot of different events for different age groups. Livermore has many wineries to visit some with Restaurants and concerts with very famous groups , with the best tasting Wines . For young children. There are well maintained parks every half mile within the city. For older children. Downtown livermore the movie. Theater has movies that are reasonable cost , or. Concerts during the summer near by ,there is an electric indoor race car track , also a indoor ice arena . .......... On the down side of Livermore ,like other cities. Traffic during commute time, new homes are every where , and the cost of living is very high
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      Livermore, CA - A Pleasant Surprise

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      Most people look forward to their honeymoon above any weekend getaway. I suppose me and my fiancée were an exception to the rule. We were so stressed about planning the wedding - her more than me - that we decided to plan a trip to the San Francisco Bay area. Always wanting to take a different approach than the masses, we chose the city of Livermore instead of San Francisco itself. We had heard and read great things. It would also be a nice warm-up for our honeymoon to St. Lucia.

      We stayed in Livermore for three days. I was expecting moderate results yet hoping for the best, but both of us ended up being pleasantly surprised. The place that stood out the most in Livermore for us was Lake Del Valle. This was some of the beautiful scenery I had ever witnessed, and I've been to the Smoky and Rocky Mountains. This was nothing in comparison to elevation, but the pristine beauty combined with the meadow-like purity was truly amazing. Other neat sites were Morgan Territory Regional Park and the Lawrence Livermore National Library. Unfortunately, we didn't have a chance to make it to any of the vineyards. However, we were able to get to two neat restaurants in the city. The Castle Rock Restaurant was built completely from local rocks. Neat décor and good food. We then went for Italian food at Campo di Bocce. We ate outdoors amongst vines and stone fireplaces. Very neat atmosphere and highly pleasing food.

      If you have never been to Livermore, it's highly recommended. It's a nice little hidden gem.
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      Source: The Livermore, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).