National City 65 Good
National City Livability #364 ranked city in California#10,890 ranked city in the USARanks better than 62% of areas

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      Living in National City, CA

      National City is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 60,349 inhabitants. With a population density of 8,291 people per square mile, National City is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of National City identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 53% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all National City residents is 33.

      Living in National City can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable 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. The best areas in National City and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Using data and statistics National City has received a livability score of 65/100. This score is ranked in the 62nd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that National City has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B-). On a more negative note, National City does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., National City 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.

      National City real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in National City. The median home price for National City homes is $317,300, which is 22.5% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in National City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.5, which is 17.2% higher than the California average.

      National City transportation information

      Statistic National City California National
      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work65.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home8.6%5.4%4.6%

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