Rocklin is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 60,509 inhabitants. Rocklin has a population density of 3,059 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Rocklin is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 79% of the population considered married and 50% with kids under the age of 18, Rocklin could be considered a very suitable city for families.
Are you trying to decide if living in Rocklin is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Rocklin, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.
With a livability score of 79/100, Rocklin is ranked #2,194 in the United States and #95 in California. Compared to the national average, Rocklin ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Rocklin also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Rocklin ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (B+) and education (A). On a less positive note, Rocklin does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rocklin has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Rocklin gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 104 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 Rocklin is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Rocklin come in at $381,000, which is 6.9% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rocklin, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 29.7% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Rocklin area were 4.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%. 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.
|Average one way commute||26min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||81.6%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||7.1%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||1.1%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.6%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.0%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||7.5%||5.4%||4.6%|