Willowbrook 61 Average
Willowbrook Livability #552 ranked city in California#16,916 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Willowbrook

  • Commute

    The high commute score in this area could imply easy access to public transportation, as well as shorter-than-average commute times to your workplace.

  • Schools

    The high score in the schools category can be attributed to outstanding test scores, elevated graduation rates and the convenient placement of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

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What's it like Living in Willowbrook?

Located in the state of California, Willowbrook is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,401 people. Willowbrook has a population density of 14,556 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Willowbrook identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 74% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Willowbrook residents is 28. Willowbrook is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 42%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Willowbrook offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 34 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Willowbrook 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. The best areas in Willowbrook and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

The livability score in Willowbrook is 62/100 and the city is ranked in the 51st percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Willowbrook ranks well for education (A-). On a less positive note, Willowbrook does not have favorable ranks for the following: amenities (F), crime (F), cost of living (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Willowbrook. 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 Willowbrook are affordable. Median real estate prices in Willowbrook come in at $357,000, which is 12.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Willowbrook, the home price to income ratio is 8, which is 25% higher than the California average.

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      Willowbrook transportation information

      Statistic Willowbrook California National
      Average one way commute34min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.8%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Willowbrook, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).