San Juan Capistrano 72 Excellent
San Juan Capistrano Livability #362 ranked city in California#10,234 ranked city in the USARanks better than 65% of areas
A+ San Juan Capistrano Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Juan Capistrano Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than California
San Juan Capistrano
16161% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Juan Capistrano cost of living
A San Juan Capistrano Crime Total crime is 61% lower than California
Total crime
1,01557% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9957% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
San Juan Capistrano crime
B- San Juan Capistrano Employment Household income is 24% higher than California
Median household income
$79,39344% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,38435% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
San Juan Capistrano employment
F San Juan Capistrano Housing Home value is 44% higher than California
Median home value
$590,500220% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,74984% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%17% higher than the US average
San Juan Capistrano real estate or San Juan Capistrano rentals
D+ San Juan Capistrano Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than California
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
San Juan Capistrano K-12 schools
A- San Juan Capistrano User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in San Juan Capistrano
Overall user rating
79% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
78% 5 total surveys
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      Living in San Juan Capistrano, CA

      San Juan Capistrano, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 36,006 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (71% White). Given that fact, San Juan Capistrano could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Juan Capistrano are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 33% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 83% of the population considered married and 59% with kids under the age of 18, San Juan Capistrano could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in San Juan Capistrano could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around San Juan Capistrano, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

      San Juan Capistrano, CA receives 71/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #340 in California and #9,473 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, San Juan Capistrano has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (A+) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, San Juan Capistrano does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (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., San Juan Capistrano 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Mission San Juan Capistrano, ZOOMARS Petting Zoo, and San Juan Hills Country Club.

      Assuming that San Juan Capistrano meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Juan Capistrano. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Juan Capistrano are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in San Juan Capistrano come in at $590,500, which is 44.3% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Juan Capistrano, the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher 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 San Juan Capistrano were 4.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%.

      San Juan Capistrano transportation information

      StatisticSan Juan CapistranoCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute24min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.7%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.3%5.4%4.6%

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