South Whittier 58 Poor
South Whittier Livability #1,042 ranked city in California#24,538 ranked city in the USARanks better than 16% of areas
B South Whittier Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F South Whittier Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than California
South Whittier
13434% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
South Whittier cost of living
F South Whittier Crime Total crime is 38% higher than California
Total crime
3,55952% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2952% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
South Whittier crime
D+ South Whittier Employment Household income is 2% lower than California
Median household income
$62,79914% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$20,71831% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
South Whittier employment
D- South Whittier Housing Home value is 6% lower than California
Median home value
$386,100109% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,34742% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%1% higher than the US average
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F South Whittier Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than California
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
A+ South Whittier User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in South Whittier
Overall user rating
93% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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      Living in South Whittier, CA

      Located in the state of California, South Whittier is a medium-sized city with a population of 59,313 inhabitants. South Whittier has a population density of 11,113 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of South Whittier identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 53% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all South Whittier residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in South Whittier could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in South Whittier and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare South Whittier to California and the national average.

      South Whittier, CA receives 55 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,271 in California and #27,072 in the USA. This score ranks well below the United States average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. Something also worth noting is that South Whittier ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that South Whittier ranks well for amenities (B) and weather (A+). There are some categories that South Whittier scores poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., South Whittier 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.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in South Whittier is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in South Whittier come in at $386,100, which is 5.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In South Whittier, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 3.1% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in South Whittier will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In South Whittier, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.4%.

      South Whittier transportation information

      StatisticSouth WhittierCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%5.4%4.6%

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