Population: 71,166Median home value: $238,800 64 Ranks better than 38% of areas
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A+ Turlock Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Turlock Cost of Living Cost of living is 19% lower than California
11212% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Turlock cost of living
F Turlock Crime Total crime is 27% higher than California
Total crime
3,73336% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2736% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Turlock crime
D- Turlock Employment Household income is 19% lower than California
Median household income
$51,5557% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,58218% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%48% higher than the US average
Turlock employment
C Turlock Housing Home value is 42% lower than California
Median home value
$238,80029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9662% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Turlock real estate or Turlock rentals
F Turlock Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than California
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
31%37% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Turlock K-12 schools or Turlock colleges

Living in Turlock, CA

Turlock, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 71,166 residents. In Turlock, there are 4,205 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Turlock is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Turlock are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 27% of the population also speak Spanish. 71% of the people in Turlock (over the age of 15) are married and 53% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Turlock, California. The best areas in Turlock and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Turlock, CA receives 65 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #681 in California and #17,987 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Turlock has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Turlock scores poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D-). 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 Turlock 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.

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 Turlock is actually affordable. The median home price for Turlock homes is $238,800, which is 41.7% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Turlock, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 28.1% 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 Turlock area were 7.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.1%.

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town has not the patience for out of town tourists

Well we had picked out a restaurant to have a breakfast before touring the homey looking town,couldn't park on the street nor cafes parking lot so with a motorhome we had chosen across the street with plenty of parking, after words we were to get supplies, well wasn't within fifteen minutes the security guard mentioned he noticed earlier parking for patronizing cafe, and that we could not park in front of this store ,with a hostile voice and no doubt no motorhome parking here. To my amaze showed permit he stated "What's that" and broke out a video camera.
I had stated is it your intention to discourage tourism, We left with out potentially buying over a hundred dollars of products from local stores and the tax revenue lost that day . We will never visit no no no,nor recommend anyone in a rv to stop there with out being harassed.
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Turlock - Simple City, Small Town Atmosphere

I moved to Turlock, California with my family just a few years ago. The city has grown significantly since then, and for a good reason. Turlock is a simple, medium sized city with a rather small town atmosphere. It has everything one could need right inside the city itself but it is not too far from a larger town, such as San Francisco, if one had the desire to change it up a bit.

One of the greatest things about Turlock, as mentioned above, is that everything from shopping malls, grocery stores, theaters, bars and restaurants and much more are housed right within the city. In other words, you could never get bored exploring all that Turlock has to offer. Not to mention, all of your household needs can be met without traveling out of town for certain things.

For those who love mild climate Turlock it the ideal place. The summers are breeze and warm while the springs and falls are beautiful and cool. The winters can get a little colder (since Turlock is close to the mountains) but nothing that a light jacket a hat and long pants can't take care of. For those, however, who do love the winter weather and winter sports, Turlock is only a couple hour drive to Yosemite National Park and surrounding mountain areas. Here one can spend whole weekends of not weeks of skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing and sledding. Cabins are set all over the landscape for people who want to rent places and enjoy fireplaces and hot chocolate after their winter activities.

Another great thing about Turlock is their school systems. Although small, the school system in Turlock and surrounding areas is one of the best in the state. School transportation is also exceptional and my husband and I feel comfortable with our kids taking the bus and using other school facilities.
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Source: The Turlock, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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