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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$448,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,372
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Benicia 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    398
    1
  • Theft
    1,200
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,394
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Benicia Reviews

75 reviews
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I am from Benicia, CA born and raised! I overall enjoyed my experience as a Benicia resident because the public school district provided a great learning experience, the police force made the community safe, and there were many programs geared towards youth and family. The downtown scene was very enjoyable and provided entertainment to all age groups. The only thing the town lacked was true diversity and that was something I wish I could have experienced during my upbringing there. Overall, Benicia is a great town and I will always hold this home near and dear to my heart. I encourage anyone to visit because it is beautiful, on the water, and has a lot to offer for families.
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Peaceful atmosphere for adults and families.Slowly working towards owning or renting a home in the said area. Compared to other areas,... Benicia is like a small, pure diamond, or a a golden nugget in the middle of San Francisco and Sacramento CA. I see career minded people and continued success with education and schools! Also it will be a town of Arts and Artists. Thank you
This is one of the best suburbs of San Francisco to raise a family. It's a small town that borders the Carquinez Straight. Benicia has a great school system. There are several elementary schools, but I highly recommend Joe Henderson Elementary School. I attended this school and, as an adult, I still have fond memories. The middle and high school are also incredible. The town has a tight knit, family-like vibe. Downtown Benicia is beautiful. It has great restaurants, bars, and antique shops. It is located right next to the water, so it has beautiful views spanning from the Carquinez Bridge to the Benicia Bridge. There is also a lot of history within Benicia. Benicia was California's first state capital. The state capital building remains on First Street and is a great museum to visit. Benicia is also home to the camel barns, which hold a great deal of history, as well.