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A+ Los Banos Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Los Banos Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% lower than California
Los Banos
1066% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Los Banos cost of living
C- Los Banos Crime Total crime is 8% higher than California
Total crime
3,19416% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3216% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
Los Banos crime
F Los Banos Employment Household income is 28% lower than California
Median household income
$45,75117% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,55441% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%89% higher than the US average
Los Banos employment
C- Los Banos Housing Home value is 56% lower than California
Median home value
$179,5003% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,08214% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Los Banos real estate or Los Banos rentals
F Los Banos Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than California
High school grad. rates
67%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%49% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Los Banos K-12 schools

Living in Los Banos, CA

Located in the state of California, Los Banos is a mid-sized city with a population of 37,012 residents. Los Banos has a population density of 3,704 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 72% of Los Banos residents are White, 3% Asian and 2% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Los Banos are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 46% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Los Banos residents is 30.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Los Banos, California. The best areas in Los Banos and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Los Banos has a livability score of 64 out of 100 and is ranked #766 in California and #19,479 in the USA. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Los Banos ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B). Unfortunately for Los Banos, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (D), education (F) and employment (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Los Banos 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Los Banos. 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 Los Banos are affordable. The median home price for Los Banos homes is $179,500, which is 56.1% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Los Banos, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 39.1% 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 Los Banos were 6.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 16%.

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Los Banos: A Quaint California City

Living in Los Banos has been enjoyable for the few years I've been here so far. What really attracted me to the city is all the parks. Not just the small parks throughout the city, but how close it is to Yosemite. If you work in the technology sector, you'll probably do well with Los Banos. It's just a couple hours away from San Francisco.

The summers in Los Banos are mild, which I like a lot. There is also a good amount of shopping in the city, including some niche stores if you like to check out new things. If you like to stay in shape, there are a bunch of gyms and fitness clubs you can check out too. In my opinion, one of the best areas in Los Banos is Ranchwood Park, where I like to go jogging a lot. Even in the winter, it's still mild enough to get outside without having to dress in layers.
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Source: The Los Banos, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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