Santa Paula 59 Below average
Santa Paula Livability #983 ranked city in California#23,717 ranked city in the USARanks better than 19% of areas
A Santa Paula Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Santa Paula Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than California
Santa Paula
12828% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Santa Paula cost of living
C+ Santa Paula Crime Total crime is 30% lower than California
Total crime
1,80523% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5623% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
10%Year over year crime is up
Santa Paula crime
D- Santa Paula Employment Household income is 19% lower than California
Median household income
$51,5497% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,23629% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%20% higher than the US average
Santa Paula employment
F Santa Paula Housing Home value is 21% lower than California
Median home value
$321,80074% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14220% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Santa Paula real estate or Santa Paula rentals
F Santa Paula Schools HS graduation rate is 21% lower than California
High school grad. rates
63%24% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:142% higher than the US average
Santa Paula K-12 schools
B- Santa Paula User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Santa Paula
Overall user rating
70% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Santa Paula, CA

      Located in the state of California, Santa Paula is a mid-sized city with a population of 30,283 inhabitants. In Santa Paula, there are 6,594 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Santa Paula residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Santa Paula are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 60% of the population also speak Spanish. Santa Paula could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 33 years old is below the nation’s average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 55% with kids under the age of 18, Santa Paula could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Santa Paula is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Santa Paula and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

      Santa Paula has a livability score of 64/100 and is ranked #716 in California and #18,630 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Santa Paula ranks well for amenities (A), crime (B+) and weather (A). Unfortunately for Santa Paula, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Santa Paula 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Santa Paula: California Oil Museum, Faulkner Farm, and Santa Paula Art Museum.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Santa Paula. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Santa Paula are affordable. Median real estate prices in Santa Paula come in at $321,800, which is 21.4% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Santa Paula, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 3.1% lower 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 Santa Paula area were 3.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.2%.

      Santa Paula transportation information

      StatisticSanta PaulaCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool19.7%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.4%4.6%

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