Pacifica 77 Exceptional
Pacifica Livability #145 ranked city in California#5,804 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas
A+ Pacifica Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pacifica Cost of Living Cost of living is 35% higher than California
18989% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pacifica cost of living
A- Pacifica Crime Total crime is 43% lower than California
Total crime
1,57237% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6437% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
31%Year over year crime is up
Pacifica crime
A- Pacifica Employment Household income is 62% higher than California
Median household income
$103,54587% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,04354% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Pacifica employment
C- Pacifica Housing Home value is 66% higher than California
Median home value
$680,500268% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,937104% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Pacifica real estate or Pacifica rentals
B- Pacifica Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%10% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:141% higher than the US average
Pacifica K-12 schools
A+ Pacifica User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Pacifica
Overall user rating
83% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Pacifica, CA

      Pacifica is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 38,844 inhabitants. Pacifica has a population density of 3,068 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Pacifica has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 77% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Pacifica is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pacifica, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

      Pacifica, CA receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #166 in California and #4,170 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Pacifica could be a great choice! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Pacifica has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (B+), education (B-) and employment (A-). On a more negative note, Pacifica does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). 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, librairies, etc., Pacifica 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: A Grape In the Fog, Coastside Comics, and Silicon Segway.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pacifica. 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 Pacifica are affordable. Median real estate prices in Pacifica come in at $680,500, which is 66.3% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pacifica, the home price to income ratio is 6.6, which is 3.1% higher 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 Pacifica area were 15.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.9%.

      Pacifica transportation information

      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.0%5.4%4.6%

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