Yorba Linda 75 Excellent
Yorba Linda Livability #97 ranked city in California#3,104 ranked city in the USARanks better than 89% of areas

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      Living in Yorba Linda, CA

      Yorba Linda, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 67,362 inhabitants. In Yorba Linda, there are 3,489 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 74%, the majority of the Yorba Linda population is White; this is followed by 18% Asian and 1% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Yorba Linda might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Yorba Linda, California could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. The best areas in Yorba Linda and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, health & safety, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      With a livability score of 75 out of 100, Yorba Linda is ranked #3,104 in the United States and #97 in California. Clearly, Yorba Linda is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Yorba Linda has higher than average scores for the following: crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+).

      Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. At 47 crimes per 100,000 residents, Yorba Linda has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      School test scores provide a standardized measurement that can be used to evaluate educational programs, instructional methods and curriculum effectiveness. Knowing that the Yorba Linda schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 72%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Yorba Linda 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 Yorba Linda. The median home price for Yorba Linda homes is $728,300, which is 77.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Yorba Linda, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.1, which is 4.7% lower than the California average.

      Yorba Linda transportation information

      Statistic Yorba Linda California National
      Average one way commute32min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home7.8%5.4%4.6%

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