Tustin 73 Excellent
Tustin Livability #323 ranked city in California#9,084 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas
A+ Tustin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Tustin Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than California
15454% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tustin cost of living
C+ Tustin Crime Total crime is 11% higher than California
Total crime
2,85622% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3622% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Tustin crime
C Tustin Employment Household income is 11% higher than California
Median household income
$70,82228% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,3759% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Tustin employment
C- Tustin Housing Home value is 33% higher than California
Median home value
$543,200194% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,61170% higher than the US average
Home ownership
48%24% lower than the US average
Tustin real estate or Tustin rentals
C- Tustin Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than California
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:145% higher than the US average
Tustin K-12 schools
A+ Tustin User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Tustin
Overall user rating
92% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
92% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Tustin, CA

      Tustin, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 79,396 people. Tustin has a population density of 7,140 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Tustin identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 35% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Tustin, California. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Tustin and in the areas around Tustin is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 71/100, Tustin is ranked #9,420 in the United States and #338 in California. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Tustin has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A+). Tustin does not do well for the following: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Tustin, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Marconi Automotive Museum, and Tustin Lanes.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Tustin gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Tustin meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Tustin. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Tustin are simply unattainable. The median home price for Tustin homes is $543,200, which is 32.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Tustin, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.7, which is 20.3% higher 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 Tustin will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Tustin, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.7%.

      Tustin transportation information

      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%5.4%4.6%

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