C- Poway Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Poway Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than California
16060% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Poway cost of living
A+ Poway Crime Total crime is 60% lower than California
Total crime
1,14056% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8856% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
Poway crime
B Poway Employment Household income is 55% higher than California
Median household income
$98,85979% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,39939% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Poway employment
D Poway Housing Home value is 42% higher than California
Median home value
$583,100216% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,49758% higher than the US average
Home ownership
74%16% higher than the US average
Poway real estate or Poway rentals
B+ Poway Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than California
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Poway K-12 schools or Poway colleges

Living in Poway, CA

Poway is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 49,675 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Poway is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Poway has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 83% of the population is classified as married and 55% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Poway could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. The best areas in Poway and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Using data and statistics Poway has received a livability score of 72/100. This score is ranked in the 70th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Poway scores well for crime (A+), weather (B+), education (B+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Poway. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Poway has a violent crime rate of 115 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Poway. 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 Poway are affordable. Median real estate prices in Poway come in at $583,100, which is 42.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Poway, the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 7.8% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Poway area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.4%. 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.

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      Experience the Old West in Poway, California

      I live in Poway, California, and love it. Poway offers beautiful scenery as well as natural and many fun things to do. One of Poway's biggest attractions is the Old Poway Park. Here, you can see what life was life a century ago in Poway by touring a restored farmhouse, watching blacksmiths and other artisans doing their work with wood, glass, soap, textiles, painting and more. You can ride a vintage train and shop in old fashioned stores. Additionally, you can visit the Heritage Musem here and see many artifacts from Poway's history such as 1800's clothing, tools, toys, school supplies and more. If you want to visit the Old Poway Park, be sure to inquire beforehand about the calendar. The site is open most Saturdays, but not always.

      A popular thing to do in Poway is hike up Iron Mountain. It is a moderate five mile hike, but the views at the top are worth it. The trails along the way are dotted with pretty wildflowers, but you should beware of rattlesnakes. Once at the top, you can indulge in the stunning views of the ocean and mountains. There are picnic tables and benches at the top where you can picnic or just relax in the beauty of the place. If you are hiking in the summer, make sure you bring water because it does get hot and dry here at this time of year.

      At the Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Goodan Ranch, you can enjoy more than ten miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding.

      Poway also features a nine acre public park, named Aubrey Park, where you can enjoy activities like softball, walking and picnicking. Additionally, the city offers a swimming pool and skate park.

      When you get hungry in Poway, you will find a wide variety of dining options. Whether it is family, romantic or international dining, you will find good choices in Poway.

      If you want to do some shopping in Poway, there are plenty of favorite retail stores like Walmart and Target as well as department stores like Kohl's and Stein Mart. Additionally, you will find a variety of stores at the Creekside Plaza Shopping Center.
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      Source: The Poway, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).