Norco 67 Average
Norco Livability #485 ranked city in California#16,338 ranked city in the USARanks better than 44% of areas
A+ Norco Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Norco Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than California
14747% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norco cost of living
B- Norco Crime Total crime is 2% lower than California
Total crime
2,7049% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 379% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Norco crime
C+ Norco Employment Household income is 37% higher than California
Median household income
$87,06757% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,6123% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Norco employment
D- Norco Housing Home value is 9% higher than California
Median home value
$445,700141% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,81191% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%25% higher than the US average
Norco real estate or Norco rentals
F Norco Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than California
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:130% higher than the US average
Norco K-12 schools
B Norco User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Norco
Overall user rating
73% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
85% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Norco, CA

      Norco, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 26,809 inhabitants. The majority of Norco residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Norco are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 22% of the population also speak Spanish. Norco is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Norco could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Norco and in the areas around Norco is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics Norco has received a livability score of 67 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 51st percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Norco scores well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (A-). Norco does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

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

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Norco is actually affordable. The median home price for Norco homes is $445,700, which is 8.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Norco, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 20.3% 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 Norco area were 10.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8.1%.

      Norco transportation information

      Average one way commute39min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home8.8%5.4%4.6%

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