Madera 60 Below average
Madera Livability #905 ranked city in California#22,742 ranked city in the USARanks better than 22% of areas
A+ Madera Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Madera Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than California
1066% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Madera cost of living
D Madera Crime Total crime is 15% lower than California
Total crime
2,1877% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 467% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Madera crime
D- Madera Employment Household income is 37% lower than California
Median household income
$40,03428% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,13149% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%5% lower than the US average
Madera employment
D+ Madera Housing Home value is 60% lower than California
Median home value
$165,60010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$948equal to the US average
Home ownership
47%26% lower than the US average
Madera real estate or Madera rentals
F Madera Schools HS graduation rate is 28% lower than California
High school grad. rates
57%31% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:116% higher than the US average
Madera K-12 schools
D Madera User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Madera
Overall user rating
54% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
30% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 7 total surveys
all Madera poll results

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      Living in Madera, CA

      Located in the state of California, Madera is a mid-sized city with a population of 63,398 people. In Madera, there are 4,015 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Madera residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Madera are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 60% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Madera residents is 28, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Living in Madera can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Madera, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, employment and more.

      The livability score in Madera is 59 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 18th percentile of all cities across America. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Madera may not be a pleasant experience. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Madera ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Madera does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Madera 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Madera: Ficklin Vineyards, Quady Winery, and Three Monkeys Brewing Company.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Madera. 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 Madera are affordable. Median real estate prices in Madera come in at $165,600, which is 59.5% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Madera, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 35.9% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Madera are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Madera homes comes in at 7.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.9%.

      Madera transportation information

      Average one way commute24min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.8%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool18.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%5.4%4.6%

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