Madera 51 Poor
Madera Livability #1,031 ranked city in California#25,032 ranked city in the USARanks better than 14% of areas

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      Living in Madera, CA

      Located in the state of California, Madera is a moderately-sized city with a population of 63,398 residents. With a population density of 4,015 people per square mile, Madera is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Madera is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are 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. With an average age of 28 years old, Madera could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Living in Madera can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, health & safety, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Madera and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Madera to California and the national average.

      Madera has a livability score of 51/100 and is ranked #1,031 in California and #25,032 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Madera ranks well for housing (A). Unfortunately for Madera, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), cost of living (D-), education (F) and employment (D-).

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Madera can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Madera is real estate affordability. The median home price for Madera homes is $165,600, which is 59.5% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Madera, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 35.9% lower than the California average.

      Madera transportation information

      Statistic Madera California National
      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).