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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Apple Valley is a town in California with a population of 71,916. Apple Valley is in San Bernardino County. Living in Apple Valley offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Apple Valley tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Apple Valley are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Apple Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    203.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    378.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,245.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    357.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Apple Valley

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,907
National
$55,322
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Apple Valley Reviews

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I love living in the town of Apple Valley. It is a small but growing town. The living here is affordable and the job opportunities are excellent. There is easy access to many activities from mountain activities (hiking, skiing, camping, etc.) to beach access within an hour and a half's drive. Desert activities are vast and include great biking trails, hiking, camping, rock climbing and so much more! There are some great schools in Apple Valley and great community programs.
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I grew up in Apple Valley, and spent a majority of my life here. The High Desert (Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Oak Hills, Phelan) has seen a large influx of population from all over southern California. Overall, the cost of living here is cheaper than just an hour south, so many people have opted to move here to the desert. While this has contributed to more traffic and an increase in the homeless population, certain areas are still growing and flourishing. Apple Valley has gone from a little town to a busy city, with new buildings and shopping centers popping up all over. There are two Target stores, multiple Starbucks, a few movie theaters, plenty of restaurants to choose from, and much more. There are also quite a few retirement housing areas, so there is a wide demographic of all ages. All in all, this city is keeping up with its changing trends and fluctuating population.
Apple Valley is a small town located in San Bernardino county. From my own experience living here, the town is average compared to other local areas. The cost of living is not to high or to low. Some schools in Apple Valley offer better education than others. The safety and well-being of the general public is significantly high for a relatively small town. The town does not seem to offer many jobs though. Overall, Apple Valley is a decent area that many people overlook due to the lack of employment.