Whittier 55 Below average
Whittier Livability #813 ranked city in California#22,497 ranked city in the USARanks better than 23% of areas

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      Living in Whittier, CA

      Whittier is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 86,630 residents. With a population density of 5,914 people per square mile, Whittier is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Whittier identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 37% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 70% of the population considered married and 53% with kids under the age of 18, Whittier could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Whittier could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Whittier, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, education and more.

      With a livability score of 55 out of 100, Whittier is ranked #22,497 in the United States and #813 in California. Compared to the United States average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Whittier ranks well for employment (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Whittier. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F).

      Whittier real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Whittier. Median real estate prices in Whittier come in at $458,500, which is 12% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Whittier, the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 6.2% higher than the California average.

      Whittier transportation information

      Statistic Whittier California National
      Average one way commute32min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%5.4%4.6%

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