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
    C-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$715
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Avenal 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
    140
    0
  • Murder
    16
    0
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451
    1
  • Theft
    918
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,432
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    51%
    13%
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Avenal Reviews

7 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.
Review Avenal
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
I generally don't like the idea of being stuck in a small town. There is nothing to do and no adventure in the area, nor do the people seem excited to live here. We have high gang activity, which seems to make the environment feel worse and I prefer to move out of the area.