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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    D-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    C-
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    D-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    A-
Mendocino County is located in California with a population of 87,422. In Mendocino County, most residents own their homes. In Mendocino County there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Mendocino County and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$356,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    613.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    89.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    460.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,859.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Mendocino County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,233
National
$55,322

Mendocino County Reviews

2 reviews
Mendocino is beautiful. The living here is much slower than the Bay Area. Mendocino does not have a very big population and feels less congested than other areas. Although there is not a big nightlife, there are many beaches and trails you can find!
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Mendocino County is one of the most beautiful areas of Northern California. The South Coast has a very high cost of living, but this is mitigated by its beauty, quiet living, and myriad artists and artisans.