Redding 63 Below average
Redding Livability #737 ranked city in California#19,096 ranked city in the USARanks better than 34% of areas
A+ Redding Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Redding Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% lower than California
11414% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Redding cost of living
F Redding Crime Total crime is 18% higher than California
Total crime
3,05330% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3330% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-27%Year over year crime is down
Redding crime
D Redding Employment Household income is 30% lower than California
Median household income
$44,57319% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,60914% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Redding employment
D- Redding Housing Home value is 43% lower than California
Median home value
$232,00026% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9874% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Redding real estate or Redding rentals
B- Redding Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than California
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Redding K-12 schools
F Redding User Ratings There are a total of 39 ratings in Redding
Overall user rating
47% 39 total ratings
User reviews rating
43% 10 total reviews
User surveys rating
50% 29 total surveys
all Redding poll results

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      Living in Redding, CA

      Redding, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 91,320 inhabitants. The majority of Redding residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. Redding has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 67% have kids.

      Living in Redding can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Redding and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      With a livability score of 62/100, Redding is ranked #21,245 in the United States and #856 in California. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Redding ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B). Regrettably for Redding, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Redding 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Redding: Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and Sacramento River Trail.

      Assuming that Redding meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Redding. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Redding are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Redding come in at $232,000, which is 43.3% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Redding, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% 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 Redding were 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.4%.

      Redding transportation information

      Average one way commute17min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.2%5.4%4.6%

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