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A+ Riverbank Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Riverbank Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than California
11010% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Riverbank cost of living
B+ Riverbank Crime Total crime is 17% lower than California
Total crime
2,44011% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4111% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Riverbank crime
F Riverbank Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,87012% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$22,25725% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%72% higher than the US average
Riverbank employment
C+ Riverbank Housing Home value is 46% lower than California
Median home value
$219,70019% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04410% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Riverbank real estate or Riverbank rentals
F Riverbank Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than California
High school grad. rates
70%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
26%46% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Riverbank K-12 schools

Living in Riverbank, CA

Located in the state of California, Riverbank is a moderately-sized city with a population of 23,761 people. In Riverbank, there are 5,867 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Riverbank is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Riverbank are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 46% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Riverbank residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Riverbank might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 43% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Riverbank, California could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Riverbank and in the areas around Riverbank is a much easier task.

The livability score in Riverbank is 67 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 50th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Riverbank has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (B+). On a more negative note, Riverbank does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Riverbank 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.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Riverbank gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Riverbank is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Riverbank come in at $219,700, which is 46.3% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Riverbank, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 43.8% 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 Riverbank were 4.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.8%.

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The City Full of Farming and Allergens

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California and am mostly use to being in the city life, surrounded by lights, tall buildings and a variety of shopping centers and restaurants. I grew to love the city type life because of all the things there are around you to explore. It was hard for me to picture myself in another city that was not a city life city.
I recently moved to the Central Valley, California. I stayed in Riverbank, CA for a short period of a time, I want to guess about six months or so. The weather is extremely hot and it gets very humid from time to time in the warmer months. The area is surrounded my plenty of farm lands, and hardly any city life; hardly any shopping centers and or diverse restaurants. This is a small town. There is a ton of allergens in the air, so if you are a person who has an allergy problem, I would not recommend this place at all. I am still currently in the Central Valley and have to take an allergy pill daily because of the environment and high levels of pollen, ragweed and dust.
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Source: The Riverbank, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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