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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Yolo County is located in California with a population of 212,605. Yolo County is one of the best places to live in California. In Yolo County, most residents own their homes. In Yolo County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Yolo County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Yolo County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$370,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Yolo County 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
    146.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    80.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    434.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,784.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Yolo County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,621
National
$55,322

Yolo County Reviews

3 reviews
Yolo county itself is amazing and is a very convenient spot for college students. It is close by to major colleges, like UC Davis and Sac State, and has little commute time. The cost of living is less than other counties and it is a growing county. Anybody can have access to resources if they need any. Furthermore, the residents are friendly and they county itself is very clean. I love this county.
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Very good community. People are very friendly and there is also a wide range in diversity. It is a very nice and independent city, were pretty much everyone knows everyone. The people of this city, including myself like to get out and go to our local shopping centers and restaurants.
I like the university experience withe good reputation. Student just leave after graduating from school.