Patterson 61 Below average
Patterson Livability #765 ranked city in California#22,050 ranked city in the USARanks better than 24% of areas
A Patterson Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Patterson Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% lower than California
1088% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Patterson cost of living
B+ Patterson Crime Total crime is 23% lower than California
Total crime
2,12515% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4815% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Patterson crime
F Patterson Employment Household income is 15% lower than California
Median household income
$54,1952% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,52735% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%99% higher than the US average
Patterson employment
D+ Patterson Housing Home value is 47% lower than California
Median home value
$216,50017% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,30437% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Patterson real estate or Patterson rentals
F Patterson Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than California
High school grad. rates
69%17% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%40% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Patterson K-12 schools
D Patterson User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Patterson
Overall user rating
53% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
49% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Patterson, CA

      Located in the state of California, Patterson is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,205 people. Patterson has a population density of 3,603 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 71% of Patterson residents are White, 8% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Patterson are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 43% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Patterson residents is 31. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 73% of the population considered married and 44% with kids under the age of 18, Patterson could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Patterson could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Patterson and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

      Patterson, CA receives 64 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #740 in California and #19,007 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Patterson has received high marks for amenities (A), crime (B-) and weather (B+). The bad news for Patterson, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Patterson, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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 Patterson is real estate affordability. The median home price for Patterson homes is $216,500, which is 47.1% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Patterson, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 37.5% 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 Patterson area were 11.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 14.4%.

      Patterson transportation information

      Average one way commute38min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%5.4%4.6%

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