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A+ Pomona Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pomona Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% lower than California
12424% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pomona cost of living
F Pomona Crime Total crime is 28% higher than California
Total crime
3,63141% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2841% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Pomona crime
F Pomona Employment Household income is 21% lower than California
Median household income
$50,3609% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,93640% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%47% higher than the US average
Pomona employment
D- Pomona Housing Home value is 24% lower than California
Median home value
$310,10068% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18325% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Pomona real estate or Pomona rentals
F Pomona Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than California
High school grad. rates
66%21% lower than the US average
School test scores
26%47% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:144% higher than the US average
Pomona K-12 schools or Pomona colleges

Living in Pomona, CA

Pomona, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 151,807 residents. With a population density of 6,614 people per square mile, Pomona is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Pomona identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 55% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Pomona residents is 31.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Pomona 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, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Pomona and in the areas around Pomona is a much easier task.

Pomona, CA receives 60 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,000 in California and #23,345 in the USA. 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 form the livability score. Pomona scores well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Pomona ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Pomona 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Second Street Promenade, and American Museum of Ceramic Art.

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 Pomona is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Pomona come in at $310,100, which is 24.2% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pomona, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 3.1% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Pomona were 6.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.6%.

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Compare Pomona, CA Livability To Other Cities

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Irvine, CA8226.3246,992

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Pomona, California - Truly A Unique Getaway

Pomona is a charming city, for the most part. I live in the L.A. area and have traveled to Pomona several times in recent months. The city's main attraction is the Fairplex, which is where the Los Angeles County Fair is held every year. The fair is spectacular and is comparable to none, definitely an experience everyone should add to their bucket list.

One restaurant in Pomona stood out far above the rest: Coco Palm Restaurant. Featuring Cuban cuisine, the food is delicious and perfectly prepared. Staff are great and the atmosphere is very relaxing, and every time I've visited, a pianist was always performing.

A major downfall to the city of Pomona is the weather in the winter and summer seasons. Located close to the San Gabriel mountains, Pomona receives the icy wind blowing off the snow caps in the colder months, making a miserable windy and cold combination. During the summer, after the sun has risen above the mountains the temperatures also rise and can become very hot and unbearable. I would not want to live there, but Pomona definitely has a plenty to offer anyone seeking a unique and fun getaway.
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Source: The Pomona, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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