Wasco 53 Poor
Wasco Livability #1,219 ranked city in California#26,970 ranked city in the USARanks better than 7% of areas
C+ Wasco Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C- Wasco Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% lower than California
1011% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Wasco cost of living
F Wasco Crime Total crime is 73% higher than California
Total crime
4,46090% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2390% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Wasco crime
F Wasco Employment Household income is 38% lower than California
Median household income
$39,55928% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$10,58265% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%70% higher than the US average
Wasco employment
B- Wasco Housing Home value is 63% lower than California
Median home value
$152,30018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$68828% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Wasco real estate or Wasco rentals
F Wasco Schools HS graduation rate is 39% lower than California
High school grad. rates
48%42% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
Wasco K-12 schools
B- Wasco User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Wasco
Overall user rating
70% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Wasco, CA

      Wasco, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 26,061 inhabitants. The majority of Wasco residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Wasco are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 70% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Wasco residents is 28, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Wasco is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Wasco and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Wasco has a livability score of 56 out of 100 and is ranked #1,244 in California and #26,810 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. In fact, Wasco actually ranks among the lowest 10 percentile of cities across the nation. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Wasco ranks well for weather (A-) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Wasco. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F).

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Wasco has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Wasco is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Wasco come in at $152,300, which is 62.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Wasco, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 39.1% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Wasco area were 5.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Wasco transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home0.8%5.4%4.6%

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