C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$814
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    627
    273
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    67
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    684
    525
  • Theft
    962
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    541
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,609
National
$53,889
Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    66%
    13%

    Arvin Reviews

    12 reviews
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    I have been living in Arvin, California my entire existence. This city is my hometown and I love my hometown. But there is some disadvantages of living in this small town. First, and most importantly is air quality. This city is well known for having the worst air pollution in California. Hence, this will/ can cause illnesses in its residents. Secondly, is job opportunities. This small town mostly consists of small markets. These small markets can only employ a small amount of individuals. Therefore, this might be one of the biggest reason of unemployment and crime rate here. This city is full of amazing people, this city and its residents deserve more.
    Review Arvin
    Arvin, CA is a small city about 25 minutes away from Bakersfield, CA. It's a very knit community with friendly faces and welcoming enviorment. Most stores are only a walking distance from the neighborhoods. The only thing that would make Arvin better would be if they would build houses or small shopping centers in the empty dirt fields.
    I have lived in Arvin for about 7 years It's a very small town but people here are very friendly and honest. My husband has lost his wallet 3 times since we've lived here and all 3 times it was returned to him intact ..That says a lot about a community. The charter school here is Grimmway Academy and I don't know who loves it more me or my children! Yes it's small town with not much to do but in my opinion it's a town worth living in.