San Fernando 58 Below average
San Fernando Livability #1,003 ranked city in California#24,050 ranked city in the USARanks better than 17% of areas
A+ San Fernando Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Fernando Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than California
San Fernando
13232% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Fernando cost of living
B- San Fernando Crime Total crime is 46% lower than California
Total crime
1,39441% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7241% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
San Fernando crime
D- San Fernando Employment Household income is 13% lower than California
Median household income
$55,7341% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$18,38338% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%18% higher than the US average
San Fernando employment
D+ San Fernando Housing Home value is 16% lower than California
Median home value
$343,50086% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18925% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
San Fernando real estate or San Fernando rentals
F San Fernando Schools HS graduation rate is 26% lower than California
High school grad. rates
59%29% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
San Fernando K-12 schools
D+ San Fernando User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in San Fernando
Overall user rating
56% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
58% 3 total surveys
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      Living in San Fernando, CA

      Located in the state of California, San Fernando is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,396 residents. In San Fernando, there are 10,276 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of San Fernando identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 78% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all San Fernando 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’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in San Fernando, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around San Fernando, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, education, housing and more.

      San Fernando, CA receives 61 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #916 in California and #22,047 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that San Fernando ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). San Fernando does not fare well for the following: crime (D-), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Fernando 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.

      San Fernando real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in San Fernando. Median real estate prices in San Fernando come in at $343,500, which is 16.1% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Fernando, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 3.1% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the San Fernando area were 8.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.1%. 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.

      San Fernando transportation information

      StatisticSan FernandoCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home0.7%5.4%4.6%

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