San Bernardino 45 Poor
San Bernardino Livability #1,442 ranked city in California#28,892 ranked city in the USARanks better than 1% of areas
A+ San Bernardino Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D San Bernardino Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than California
San Bernardino
1066% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Bernardino cost of living
F San Bernardino Crime Total crime is 63% higher than California
Total crime
4,20279% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2479% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
San Bernardino crime
F San Bernardino Employment Household income is 40% lower than California
Median household income
$38,45630% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,92250% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%71% higher than the US average
San Bernardino employment
D San Bernardino Housing Home value is 57% lower than California
Median home value
$176,8004% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$947equal to the US average
Home ownership
47%27% lower than the US average
San Bernardino real estate or San Bernardino rentals
F San Bernardino Schools HS graduation rate is 20% lower than California
High school grad. rates
64%23% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:130% higher than the US average
San Bernardino K-12 schools
F San Bernardino User Ratings There are a total of 27 ratings in San Bernardino
Overall user rating
19% 27 total ratings
User reviews rating
18% 8 total reviews
User surveys rating
21% 19 total surveys
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      Living in San Bernardino, CA

      San Bernardino is a big city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 214,581 residents. With a population density of 3,488 people per square mile, San Bernardino is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of San Bernardino identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 45% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all San Bernardino residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in San Bernardino, California. The best areas in San Bernardino 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, housing, 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 San Bernardino has received a livability score of 57/100. This score is ranked in the 11th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a lower than the US average livability score as San Bernardino does not rank well for most categories. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. San Bernardino ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). Regrettably for San Bernardino, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (D), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino: San Bernardino National Forest, Original McDonald's Site and Museum, and Santa Ana River Trail.

      Assuming that San Bernardino meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Bernardino. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Bernardino are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in San Bernardino come in at $176,800, which is 56.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Bernardino, the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 28.1% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in San Bernardino will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In San Bernardino, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.4%.

      San Bernardino transportation information

      StatisticSan BernardinoCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%5.4%4.6%

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