Walnut 79 Exceptional
Walnut Livability #100 ranked city in California#4,115 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas
A+ Walnut Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Walnut Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than California
17676% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Walnut cost of living
A Walnut Crime Total crime is 49% lower than California
Total crime
1,40843% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7243% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Walnut crime
B- Walnut Employment Household income is 53% higher than California
Median household income
$97,34576% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,62923% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Walnut employment
F Walnut Housing Home value is 66% higher than California
Median home value
$679,700268% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,051116% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
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A+ Walnut Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
66%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:135% higher than the US average
Walnut K-12 schools
A+ Walnut User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Walnut
Overall user rating
100% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Walnut, CA

      Walnut, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 30,026 inhabitants. Walnut has a population density of 3,339 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Walnut has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 83% of the population is classified as married and 62% have kids.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Walnut, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, you can easily compare the best places to live in Walnut and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Walnut to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 76/100, Walnut is ranked #4,569 in the United States and #184 in California. Clearly, Walnut is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Walnut has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). Walnut does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Walnut 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.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Walnut has a violent crime rate of 142 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Walnut have a test score average of 66%, which is well above the US average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Walnut. 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 Walnut are affordable. The median home price for Walnut homes is $679,700, which is 66.1% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Walnut, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7, which is 9.4% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Walnut are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Walnut homes comes in at 1.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.2%.

      Walnut transportation information

      Average one way commute37min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%5.4%4.6%

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