Milpitas 72 Excellent
Milpitas Livability #340 ranked city in California#9,522 ranked city in the USARanks better than 67% of areas
A+ Milpitas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Milpitas Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than California
17979% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Milpitas cost of living
B- Milpitas Crime Total crime is 1% lower than California
Total crime
2,5629% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 409% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Milpitas crime
B- Milpitas Employment Household income is 62% higher than California
Median household income
$103,62387% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,05124% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Milpitas employment
C- Milpitas Housing Home value is 55% higher than California
Median home value
$635,300244% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,995110% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Milpitas real estate or Milpitas rentals
C+ Milpitas Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than California
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Milpitas K-12 schools
B+ Milpitas User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Milpitas
Overall user rating
75% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Milpitas, CA

      Milpitas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 73,447 inhabitants. In Milpitas, there are 5,408 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Milpitas represents a small percentage of cities in America where predominant race identifies as Asian. The other two most predominant groups are White and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 50% with kids under the age of 18, Milpitas could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Milpitas is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive 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 weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Milpitas and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Milpitas to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 76/100, Milpitas is ranked #4,442 in the United States and #178 in California. Clearly, Milpitas is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Milpitas ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B+), education (B) and employment (B-). Unfortunately for Milpitas, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

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

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Milpitas has a violent crime rate of 143 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far 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 Milpitas. 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 Milpitas are affordable. Median real estate prices in Milpitas come in at $635,300, which is 55.2% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Milpitas, the home price to income ratio is 6.1, which is 4.7% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Milpitas area were 19.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 14.2%.

      Milpitas transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.1%5.4%4.6%

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