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A+ Rocklin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Rocklin Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than California
13636% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rocklin cost of living
A Rocklin Crime Total crime is 46% lower than California
Total crime
1,52241% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6641% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
Rocklin crime
C+ Rocklin Employment Household income is 32% higher than California
Median household income
$84,12152% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,29525% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Rocklin employment
C- Rocklin Housing Home value is 7% lower than California
Median home value
$381,000106% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,39147% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Rocklin real estate or Rocklin rentals
A Rocklin Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than California
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
25:158% higher than the US average
Rocklin K-12 schools or Rocklin colleges

Living in Rocklin, CA

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.

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Compare Rocklin, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Rocklin, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glenwood Meadows, Sacramento6915.93,707
Richardson Village, Sacramento6616.82,032
Johnson Heights, Sacramento6516.7668
Del Paso Park, Sacramento6414.21,232
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Pointe, Sacramento6315.5477
Norwood Tech, Sacramento6316.2325
Strawberry Manor, Sacramento6317.12,662
Raley Industrial Park, Sacramento6314.12,500

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Gold River, CA7812.57,652
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Loomis, CA7736,690
University of California-Davis, CA7633.36,957
Roseville, CA764.5128,276
Volcano, CA7541.824

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Rocklin, CA City Review

When it comes to living in Rockline CA, comfort means more than close proximity to shopping malls and transportation. This city is in the heart of Placer county and has all the charm one can find in the Sierra mountains. Each time I have lived in this beautiful suburb, I felt totally at home, totally at ease and pampered.

Currently, I have moved out of this city due to job reason. There are no other reasons why anyone wouldn't want to live here. Rocklin is a family oriented place and you can see that most schools here are good to excellent. If you work in this area, owning a house is a practical and enjoyable addition to your lifestyle. Homes are much more affordable in Rocklin compared to bay area or San Francisco and both are a couple of hours drive from this place.

Rocklin has many attractions worth visiting every weekend. There are museums, parks, religious places and shopping centers to begin with. Fast food restaurants adorn every major street in the city. Many home builders have come up with new projects for the growing population. For nature lovers, there are homes that are built on acres and acres of land. Buying your own comfortable and cozy environment to live in is worth the time and I'm sure your budget will allow to buy the house of your dreams. As to the overall cost of living, Rocklin is the right place for retirees. There are so many things to do here as well as in nearby places, such as hiking, site seeing, farmers market and so on. So unless you are a teen or in your early 20s, you won't find it hard to spend your weekends.
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