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A+ San Pablo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Pablo Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than California
San Pablo
12222% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Pablo cost of living
F San Pablo Crime Total crime is 34% higher than California
Total crime
3,95744% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2644% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
San Pablo crime
F San Pablo Employment Household income is 29% lower than California
Median household income
$45,50318% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,41542% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%38% higher than the US average
San Pablo employment
F San Pablo Housing Home value is 46% lower than California
Median home value
$221,40020% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,12719% higher than the US average
Home ownership
38%41% lower than the US average
San Pablo real estate or San Pablo rentals
F San Pablo Schools HS graduation rate is 24% lower than California
High school grad. rates
61%27% lower than the US average
School test scores
17%65% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:120% higher than the US average
San Pablo K-12 schools or San Pablo colleges

Living in San Pablo, CA

San Pablo, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 29,991 inhabitants. With a population density of 11,405 people per square mile, San Pablo is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of San Pablo identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 53% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. San Pablo tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average.

Are you trying to decide if living in San Pablo is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in San Pablo and in the areas around San Pablo is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics San Pablo has received a livability score of 54 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 5th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in San Pablo may not be a pleasant experience. This score also puts it among the worst 10 percent of cities in all of America. For each of the livability categories, we know that San Pablo ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). On a more negative note, San Pablo does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) 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 Pablo 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 Pablo 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 Pablo. Median real estate prices in San Pablo come in at $221,400, which is 45.9% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Pablo, the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average.

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Compare San Pablo, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around San Pablo, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Crocker Highland, Oakland8212.22,280
Upper Rockridge, Oakland8210.35,996
Montclair, Oakland8111.74,011
Forestland, Oakland8011.41,954
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Shepherd Canyon, Oakland8012.21,863
Merriwood, Oakland8010.63,273
Glen Highlands, Oakland7910.81,473
Panoramic Hill, Oakland798.71,751

Best Cities Near San Pablo, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8910.3228
Lafayette, CA8513.125,381
Mill Valley, CA8511.514,318
Hillsborough, CA842811,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Contra Costa Centre, CA8415.96,190
Belvedere, CA849.32,017
Tiburon, CA848.29,170
Palo Alto, CA8437.666,649

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I lived in San Pablo, CA for 2 years, and I have to say it was not that pleasant. I needed a city that was close enough to Oakland where I was working, and I unfortunately chose San Pablo. While the cost of living was low, the amount of trouble that seemed to be everywhere was overwhelming.

There were quite a few people that were living there to commute to work in San Francisco or Oakland like I was. Mainly because there weren't really any employment opportunities in San Pablo. It was the amount of crime that eventually sealed the deal for me. My car was broken into while it was parked in front of my house, and neighbors had even scarier stories to tell.

The one thing I did enjoy was the weather. Even in the summer time, it rarely got over 100 degrees. Likewise the location was close to San Francisco, which was easily accessible by taking the BART train. Would I ever go back? No. But at least I can say I experienced life in San Pablo, CA.
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Source: The San Pablo, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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