San Leandro 57 Poor
San Leandro Livability #1,018 ranked city in California#25,338 ranked city in the USARanks better than 13% of areas
A+ San Leandro Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Leandro Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than California
San Leandro
15050% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Leandro cost of living
F San Leandro Crime Total crime is 82% higher than California
Total crime
5,049103% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 20103% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
14%Year over year crime is up
San Leandro crime
C San Leandro Employment Household income is equal to California
Median household income
$64,06516% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,8653% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
San Leandro employment
C- San Leandro Housing Home value is 4% higher than California
Median home value
$426,900131% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,31939% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
San Leandro real estate or San Leandro rentals
F San Leandro Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than California
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%42% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
San Leandro K-12 schools
C- San Leandro User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in San Leandro
Overall user rating
61% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
67% 13 total surveys
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      Living in San Leandro, CA

      San Leandro is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 89,039 inhabitants. With a population density of 6,674 people per square mile, San Leandro is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (40%) and Asian (32%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of San Leandro. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Leandro are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. San Leandro has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 53% have kids.

      Living in San Leandro can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around San Leandro, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 60 out of 100, San Leandro is ranked #23,050 in the United States and #978 in California. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the scores for each individual category, San Leandro has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). The bad news for San Leandro, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Leandro 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: Tony Lema Course at Monarch Bay, Marina Square Mall, and Marina Course at Monarch Bay.

      San Leandro 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 Leandro. The median home price for San Leandro homes is $426,900, which is 4.3% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in San Leandro, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.7, which is 4.7% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the San Leandro area were 10.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 13.5%.

      San Leandro transportation information

      StatisticSan LeandroCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.2%5.4%4.6%

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