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A+ Manteca Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Manteca Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than California
Manteca
12222% more expensive than the US average
California
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Manteca cost of living
C- Manteca Crime Total crime is 11% higher than California
Total crime
3,13822% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3222% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Manteca crime
D- Manteca Employment Household income is 1% higher than California
Median household income
$64,50217% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,53218% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%62% higher than the US average
Manteca employment
C- Manteca Housing Home value is 33% lower than California
Median home value
$274,20048% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,25132% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Manteca real estate or Manteca rentals
F Manteca Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than California
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
31%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Manteca K-12 schools or Manteca colleges

Living in Manteca, CA

Manteca, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 73,570 people. With a population density of 3,581 people per square mile, Manteca is well above the nation's average density level. At 68%, the majority of the Manteca population is White; this is followed by 8% Asian and 4% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Manteca are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 22% of the population also speak Spanish. Manteca is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 52% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to decide if living in Manteca is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Manteca and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Manteca to California and the national average.

Using data and statistics Manteca has received a livability score of 65 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 40th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Manteca scores well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Unfortunately for Manteca, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Manteca 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Bass Pro Shop, Big League Dreams, and Manteca Sportsmen Club.

Assuming that Manteca meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Manteca. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Manteca are simply unattainable. The median home price for Manteca homes is $274,200, which is 33% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Manteca, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 32.8% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Manteca will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Manteca, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.6%.

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Compare Manteca, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Manteca, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Country Club, Stockton6513.79,501
Civic Center, Stockton6412.214,864
Pacific, Stockton6213.644,600
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Weston Ranch, Stockton619.218,837
Seaport, Stockton5611.132,392
Park, Stockton569.726,331

Best Cities Near Manteca, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pleasanton, CA8236.677,046
Acampo, CA7926.6466
East Foothills, CA7842.66,347
Milpitas, CA7543.873,447
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Livermore, CA743086,493
Ripon, CA746.314,971
East Oakdale, CA7222.93,157
Lincoln Village, CA7115.94,804

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Manteca - A Big City with a Small Town Feel

Attractions9/10
Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping10/10
Manteca is definitely a city with a small town community vibe! Before relocating from Manteca, CA to the East coast for work, I lived in Manteca for nearly 20 years with my family. While I would not necessarily spend a lot of time on Main Street (other than to visit my favorite "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant right off of 120W), there are many great newly developed areas and shopping centers to visit.

For your everyday needs, such as groceries or general home supplies, I would highly recommend the Spreckles Park shopping area. There is an array of stores and markets that can provide any of your daily essentials and when you are done shopping, there are plenty of spots to eat as well, such as Applebee's, Chili's, In-N-Out (a must if you have never had one of their burgers), Chipotle, Jamba Juice, and Starbucks, among many other restaurants, including locally owned eateries such as Mr. Pickles.

For entertainment and serious gift shopping, I like to head over to one of Manteca's newest centers called the Promenade Shops-Orchard Valley, where you can find a lot of great outlet stores and unique, fun to visit stores such as Bass Pro Shops, which everyone should visit at least once to witness the beautiful architecture inside and the indoor waterfall. This is a great area for families to visit for weekend trips to the movies, and if you head a little further west on 120 then you can also visit the Sharpe Depot shopping center or the Big League Field of Dreams where many local, intramural teams gather to play fun rounds of baseball.

Overall, Manteca is definitely a family friendly city and is really up-and-coming in terms of quality shopping, food, and entertainment.
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pretty boring

Attractions4/10
Community5/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping6/10
I lived in Manteca for 2 years and it was probably the most boring two years of my life. I sat at home with a baby because there was literally nothing to do there. I tried to take my toddler to a near by park but of course we found needles from what looked like someone shooting up in the park. It seems like most of the people are on drugs. There aren't very many restaurants, or at least there wasn't when I lived there but that was about five years ago. They do have a Bass Pro shop that is pretty nice and they built a new movie theatre that is also pretty good. It's much better than the neighboring city, Stockton, but still not a great city to live in.
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DONT MOVE HERE...

Attractions4/10
Community6/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining4/10
Shopping8/10
In my opinion manteca sucks. Ive lived here for 10 long years . We have crime.we're near stockton. Yuch.(google stockton california ).too much fast food. Not enough good restaurants. And when a new restaurant opens its usually a mexican restaurant. I LOVE mexican food. but we need variety. We dont go to the bowling alley any more because of the inside stabbing.its on you tube. and the outside shooting. The people who run the city in my opinion dont care about what the people who live here want. One example they put in stupid medians in the streets even though we the people didnt want them. Then years later the city finally realizes oh we made a mistake yet the medians are still here. Just recently a poor girl got murdered then dumped in a dumpster behind a localbusiness.thats enough. Im out of here...
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Why I Love Manteca, California

Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping6/10
I've been living in Manteca, California for two years now. I moved here from Vermont with little understanding of how large this country really is. Living in New England is a lot different than the west coast, I have come to realize. It took me a short while to understand this place, and get to know the area, but now that I have I can't imagine living anywhere else. It has truly become my home, and the friends I have made are very important to me.

I actually love the more typical tourist attractions that Manteca has to offer. Maybe being an outsider, I was immediately drawn to such things. For instance, the Manteca History Society gives a detailed and interesting look at the history of not only Manteca, but the entire Central Valley.

Caswell Park is immense and surely more than just a park. Though you can picnic and throw the Frisbee around, this unique park is great for hiking as well. There is much beautiful wildlife to be found on the many trails. Most of which I have never seen before, back in Vermont.

Not too far from where I live is the always fun Old Town Sacramento. This place is loads of fun, and showcases a lifestyle reminiscent of those old western movies from the 60s. I have always been interested in stories about the Wild West, which is partly why I moved out here to California, but Old Town was nothing I ever expected to see. It's like going back in time, only you can go home afterwards and enjoy the luxuries of the modern age.

For anyone planning to visit California, I would suggest adding Manteca to your list of stops along the way. There are plenty of fun things to do during the day, and great places to spend the evening with a glass of wine. If wine is not your thing, I would recommend the farmers market for a fresh glass of veggie juice. I have plenty of history with farmers markets growing up, so this was one of the first things I loved about Manteca, but the first among many.
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Source: The Manteca, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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