Yreka 55 Below average
Yreka Livability #870 ranked city in California#23,189 ranked city in the USARanks better than 20% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Yreka

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • 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.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • 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.

  • Employment

    This area earns a low score in the employment category due to low household income levels and high unemployment rates, which may pose challenges in seeking job opportunities.

  • Ratings

    Through surveys and polls, AreaVibes obtained feedback from local residents in the area, and the results did not indicate a favorable outlook on factors like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Yreka?

Yreka, California is a small city with a population of 7,589 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Yreka could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Yreka. With an average one way commute time of only 12 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to decide if living in Yreka is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good 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. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. With useful information like health & safety, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Yreka and in the areas around Yreka is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Yreka is ranked #14,162 in the United States and #508 in California. For each of the livability categories, we know that Yreka ranks very well for cost of living (B), education (A) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Yreka. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F), crime (F) and employment (F).

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Yreka 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, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Yreka is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Yreka come in at $177,300, which is 56.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Yreka, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 32.8% lower than the California average.

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      Yreka transportation information

      Statistic Yreka California National
      Average one way commute12min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool1.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.7%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Yreka, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).