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A+ South Gate Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F South Gate Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than California
South Gate
12525% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
South Gate cost of living
F South Gate Crime Total crime is 35% higher than California
Total crime
3,97544% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2644% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
South Gate crime
F South Gate Employment Household income is 29% lower than California
Median household income
$45,52218% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,28749% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%60% higher than the US average
South Gate employment
D+ South Gate Housing Home value is 20% lower than California
Median home value
$329,00078% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0127% higher than the US average
Home ownership
45%30% lower than the US average
South Gate real estate or South Gate rentals
F South Gate Schools HS graduation rate is 35% lower than California
High school grad. rates
52%38% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%43% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:135% higher than the US average
South Gate K-12 schools or South Gate colleges

Living in South Gate, CA

Located in the state of California, South Gate is a mid-sized city with a population of 95,219 residents. With a population density of 13,159 people per square mile, South Gate is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of South Gate identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 89% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all South Gate residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in South Gate is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good 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. The best areas in South Gate and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

The livability score in South Gate is 58 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 14th percentile of all cities across America. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in South Gate may not be a pleasant experience. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that South Gate has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There are some categories that South Gate ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy South Gate on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

South Gate 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 South Gate. Median real estate prices in South Gate come in at $329,000, which is 19.6% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In South Gate, the home price to income ratio is 7.2, which is 12.5% 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 South Gate were 4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.5%.

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Compare South Gate, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around South Gate, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8111.82,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach8012.32,873
Walteria, Torrance7913.48,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance791410,432
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
The Plaza, Long Beach7810.621,865
City College Area, Long Beach789.210,097
West Torrance, Torrance771268,889
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles7614.542,797

Best Cities Near South Gate, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8518.420,477
Marina del Rey, CA8515.29,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8512.919,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8412.335,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8413.213,324
Hidden Hills, CA8430.81,573
South Pasadena, CA8311.625,936
Newport Beach, CA8327.186,813

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Visiting My Hometown South Gate, California

I grew up in the beautiful city of South Gate, California. Growing up there was absolutely amazing and relaxing to my soul. There was something about the way the palm trees and sunny skies brightened my body and mind. I used to spend most of my days at Surfside beach and at the Brea Mall. The Brea Mall was where I enjoyed lunch and occasionally dinner with a few of my closest friends. After we got done eating we always took time to shop for a new outfit at the clothing stores in the mall. That way we would have something new to wear for our weekend escapades. The one thing I always wished for as a teenager growing up in South Gate is for their to be more choices when it came to the shopping department. There was never really to many great places to go, but just enough to get me by.

Luckily South Gate was located next to Walnut Park and Lynwood, California because they had some pretty cool places to hang out and eat at. South Gate had a few nice places to see like the Travel Town Museum. I have to say that is one of the most interesting places I have ever been. Anyone visiting my hometown should make sure to drop by the museum at least once while they are visiting. Although I loved growing up in the city of South Gate, California I moved away at 18 to live in Wiscasset, Maine where I have now lived for the past seven years. The cold here is what really makes me miss home. I sometimes long for the soft, warm wind the city produces and the view of the palmero plants and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Some day I will go back to visit, and hopefully that day is soon.
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Source: The South Gate, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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