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A+ Placentia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Placentia Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than California
15656% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Placentia cost of living
A- Placentia Crime Total crime is 31% lower than California
Total crime
1,95724% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5224% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
19%Year over year crime is up
Placentia crime
C+ Placentia Employment Household income is 26% higher than California
Median household income
$80,66846% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,89510% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%3% lower than the US average
Placentia employment
D- Placentia Housing Home value is 35% higher than California
Median home value
$554,500200% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,59068% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%3% higher than the US average
Placentia real estate or Placentia rentals
B- Placentia Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%12% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:139% higher than the US average
Placentia K-12 schools

Living in Placentia, CA

Placentia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 52,168 residents. In Placentia, there are 7,888 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 73%, the majority of the Placentia population is White; this is followed by 17% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Placentia are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 24% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Placentia might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Placentia could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Placentia and in the areas around Placentia is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Placentia has received a livability score of 75 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 83rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Placentia is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Placentia has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (A+) and education (B-). There are some categories that Placentia ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Placentia gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 170 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

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 Placentia is actually affordable. The median home price for Placentia homes is $554,500, which is 35.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Placentia, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 7.8% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Placentia will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Placentia, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.2%.

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Compare Placentia, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Placentia, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northwood Point, Irvine8012.64,857
Walnut Village, Irvine7912.59,197
El Camino Real, Irvine7913.516,122
Northwood, Irvine7813.124,509
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine7711.322,899
Anaheim Hills, Anaheim765.851,966
El Dorado Park, Long Beach7413.75,378
Floral Park, Santa Ana7181,619

Best Cities Near Placentia, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8530.220,477
Marina del Rey, CA85359,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8531.119,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8431.135,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8422.313,324
South Pasadena, CA8323.425,936
Newport Beach, CA8318.686,813
Laguna Woods, CA8319.816,347

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Placentia, CA - My Favorite Part Of The State

I grew up in Placentia, California. As a child, it was a wonderful place to live. My parents often complained about the traffic, but I didn't care because I went to a great high school close to my house and found it a good place to make friends and get an above average education. Our school was strong in sports and we often won titles in our league.

Of course, my favorite thing about living in this area was that we were so close to the beach. The California coastline is beautiful area with warm summers and lots of clean sandy beaches. Most days I could be found enjoying the warmth of the California sun. Often the area was overcast in the morning, but after the few clouds and fog rolled away, the afternoons were fabulous.

Who couldn't love all the amusement parks that were so close? When you are a kid, it is like living in a dream world. I think my parents enjoyed it to because we spent many Saturdays at Disneyland or Knotts Berry farm. Because we were residents of the state, we often were able to get discounts to many of the major attractions in the area. Most things were so close that once I got my driver's license, I was allowed to drive myself. Of course, the freeways were a little tricky, but because I grew up with them, it was easy to learn how to navigate.

Because the weather was mild all year long, I longed to live in an area that had real seasons. I wanted to see snow and not have a sun dress on during the Christmas holiday. Placentia was known for the great weather it has, but I wanted to try something new. I moved to Nebraska after college and boy was I surprised to find out what real weather could be. I must say, I miss those warm sunny days and love to go back to visit when ever I get a chance. It is a wonder city, and I am glad I had the chance to grow up in this beautiful part of the state.
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Source: The Placentia, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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