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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  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
    C
Avenal is a town in California with a population of 12,923. Avenal is in Kings County. Living in Avenal offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Avenal and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Avenal Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    331
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    471.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    53%
    13%

Working in Avenal

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,709
National
$55,322
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Avenal Reviews

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this town is very small about fifty thousand residents, the majority of those residents being from the local state prison lated about 2 miles south of town. The town has an abundant amount of residents who generally know one another and care about one another. everyone for the most part is very friendly and we really ever have an crime within the town. I grew up here and i think being raised here made me into a very humble person because even tho we are such a small town, it makes one value what they have and appreciate what one has, the majority of the town is hispanic and do work in labor jobs so we know what sacrifices are made to have what we do have now. The town has local events held throuhght the year, some being like the day of the family where local restaurants and stores gather in the park and set up little booths of food or have activities and life here is calm and slow, i would defiantly come back if i ever did have to move.
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The crime and safety of this area is in my opinion great. our police department is new and the police officers are very attentive to their work and very responsive to calls. They may seem and look very intimidating but they are probably the nicest police officers, they get along with just about everyone in town. Crime here is very little, in the past year we have two homosides occur, the first in many many years actually. the police department were very on the case and were there for the families
It's a small town and everyone knows everybody. The college to attend are around not need to travel far as out of state do.