Poway 72 Excellent
Poway Livability #294 ranked city in California#10,438 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas
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 61% lower than California
Total crime
1,08456% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9356% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
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
A- Poway User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Poway
Overall user rating
79% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
78% 5 total surveys
all Poway poll results

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      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.

      Poway transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home7.0%5.4%4.6%

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