Livermore 78 Exceptional
Livermore Livability #138 ranked city in California#4,383 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas
A+ Livermore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Livermore Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than California
17272% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Livermore cost of living
B+ Livermore Crime Total crime is 28% lower than California
Total crime
1,85321% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5421% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%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
B+ Livermore Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:141% higher than the US average
Livermore K-12 schools
A+ Livermore User Ratings There are a total of 20 ratings in Livermore
Overall user rating
86% 20 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
85% 18 total surveys
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      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%.

      Livermore transportation information

      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.3%5.4%4.6%

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