Oildale 61 Below average
Oildale Livability #782 ranked city in California#22,323 ranked city in the USARanks better than 23% of areas
A+ Oildale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Oildale Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% lower than California
1055% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oildale cost of living
F Oildale Crime Total crime is 68% higher than California
Total crime
4,64687% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2287% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Oildale crime
F Oildale Employment Household income is 42% lower than California
Median household income
$36,86633% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,36538% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%75% higher than the US average
Oildale employment
C+ Oildale Housing Home value is 69% lower than California
Median home value
$128,00031% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8669% lower than the US average
Home ownership
38%40% lower than the US average
Oildale real estate or Oildale rentals
F Oildale Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than California
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
20%60% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Oildale K-12 schools
A- Oildale User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Oildale
Overall user rating
77% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Oildale, CA

      Oildale is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 34,277 people. In Oildale, there are 5,247 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. According to the most recent Census, 87% of Oildale residents are White, 2% Black and 2% American Indian and Alaskan. The median age of all Oildale residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Oildale, California. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Oildale and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Oildale to California and the national average.

      Oildale has a livability score of 62 out of 100 and is ranked #876 in California and #21,523 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Oildale has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A-). There are some categories that Oildale ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), education (F) and employment (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 Oildale 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.

      Oildale 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 Oildale. Median real estate prices in Oildale come in at $128,000, which is 68.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Oildale, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 45.3% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Oildale area were 5.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Oildale transportation information

      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%5.4%4.6%

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