Santa Ana 55 Below average
Santa Ana Livability #853 ranked city in California#23,108 ranked city in the USARanks better than 21% of areas

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      Living in Santa Ana, CA

      Santa Ana, California is a highly populated city with a population of 333,605 residents. In Santa Ana, there are 12,290 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Santa Ana identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 71% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 31 years old, Santa Ana could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Living in Santa Ana can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. With useful information like commute, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Santa Ana and in the areas around Santa Ana is a much easier task.

      Santa Ana, CA receives 55 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #853 in California and #23,108 in the USA. This score ranks well below the national average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Santa Ana scores well for employment (B). Unfortunately for Santa Ana, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and education (D).

      For individuals considering a relocation, job opportunities often take center stage as a crucial factor. Your chances of finding new employment in Santa Ana is actually far better than most areas. With a low unemployment rate of 1.49%, you are likely to see an increase of job options, higher wages, improved workforce productivity and higher economic growth.

      Assuming that Santa Ana meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Santa Ana. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Santa Ana are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Santa Ana come in at $383,900, which is 6.2% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Santa Ana, the home price to income ratio is 7.1, which is 10.9% higher than the California average.

      Santa Ana transportation information

      Statistic Santa Ana California National
      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home1.9%5.4%4.6%

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