North Highlands 61 Below average
North Highlands Livability #857 ranked city in California#21,714 ranked city in the USARanks better than 25% of areas
A+ North Highlands Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D North Highlands Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% lower than California
North Highlands
1055% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Highlands cost of living
F North Highlands Crime Total crime is 65% higher than California
Total crime
4,26582% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2482% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
North Highlands crime
F North Highlands Employment Household income is 38% lower than California
Median household income
$39,33429% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,45441% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
North Highlands employment
F North Highlands Housing Home value is 61% lower than California
Median home value
$157,60015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9642% higher than the US average
Home ownership
43%32% lower than the US average
North Highlands real estate or North Highlands rentals
D- North Highlands Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than California
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:122% higher than the US average
North Highlands K-12 schools
B+ North Highlands User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in North Highlands
Overall user rating
77% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 5 total surveys
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      Living in North Highlands, CA

      North Highlands, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 46,841 residents. With a population density of 5,307 people per square mile, North Highlands is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of North Highlands identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 16% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all North Highlands residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in North Highlands could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in North Highlands and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare North Highlands to California and the national average.

      The livability score in North Highlands is 58 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 12th percentile of all cities across America. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. North Highlands ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that North Highlands does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

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

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to North Highlands is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in North Highlands come in at $157,600, which is 61.5% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Highlands, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 37.5% lower than the California average.

      North Highlands transportation information

      StatisticNorth HighlandsCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%5.4%4.6%

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