Vacaville 75 Excellent
Vacaville Livability #236 ranked city in California#7,077 ranked city in the USARanks better than 75% of areas
A+ Vacaville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Vacaville Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than California
12828% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Vacaville cost of living
B Vacaville Crime Total crime is 23% lower than California
Total crime
1,97516% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5116% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Vacaville crime
C Vacaville Employment Household income is 19% higher than California
Median household income
$76,18838% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,0404% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%5% lower than the US average
Vacaville employment
C Vacaville Housing Home value is 21% lower than California
Median home value
$322,60075% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,41649% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Vacaville real estate or Vacaville rentals
C Vacaville Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than California
High school grad. rates
85%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Vacaville K-12 schools
B Vacaville User Ratings There are a total of 28 ratings in Vacaville
Overall user rating
74% 28 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 27 total surveys
all Vacaville poll results

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      Living in Vacaville, CA

      Vacaville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 95,607 residents. In Vacaville, there are 3,320 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Vacaville might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Vacaville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Vacaville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Vacaville to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 74/100, Vacaville is ranked #6,396 in the United States and #256 in California. For each of the livability categories, we see that Vacaville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (B+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Vacaville. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and education (D-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Vacaville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Vacaville Premium Outlets, Nut Tree Family Park, and Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe Regional Park.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Vacaville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 199 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Vacaville. 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 Vacaville are affordable. Median real estate prices in Vacaville come in at $322,600, which is 21.2% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Vacaville, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 34.4% lower 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 Vacaville were 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.7%.

      Vacaville transportation information

      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%5.4%4.6%

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