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Placer County
  • County in California

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Placer County is located in California with a population of 400,330. Placer County is one of the best places to live in California. In Placer County, most residents own their homes. In Placer County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Placer County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Placer County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$539,400
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,734
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Placer County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    78.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    294
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,552.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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