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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Citrus Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    304
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    100
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    456
    500
  • Theft
    2,164
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    428
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,715
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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The town is diverse in both peoples ethnic background and activities people partake in living in the area. I have found so many amazing restaurants and places to take my family to. Because of the diversity the food here is amazing, people truly care about there palate here! I would suggest living here for its affordability, housing market and because you are able to get to so many cool places in a jiffy.
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Although I was not raised in Citrus Heights I will claim this area ans other surounding suburbs as though I was. The lush greenery that dresses the landscape in this City and its local surroundings and truly the valley and mountains at large, are breathtaking. There is no doubt that our community and its big sister Sacramento, Ca are c alled the "City on Trees". Additionally, there is not shortage of outdoor fun with rivers and lakes abound. The best part on being a Citrus Heights transplant is that you are pretty much in teh middle of some other far away locations, like the San Fransicisco Bay Area or Lake Tahoe, Ca or Reno, Nevada, making travel times short and fun LONG!
When we moved into Citrus Heights 7 years ago, it felt like it was on the upswing and we were comfortable taking daily walks through many neighborhoods. Now, we find petty thefts, car break-ins, and drug paraphernalia (and/or regular trash) on the ground make our walks feel much less safe and pleasant. Homelessness is increasing, and the squeeze of the California real estate/rental market means that the median income of people moving into the city has decreased. When I shop at the local grocery store Sprouts, I'm always wary of being approached in the parking lot by someone looking for a handout. There are no good non-chain restaurants nearby, so we have to go Roseville, Folsom, etc. And the hot weather is terrible, but that's true for the whole Sacramento area.

On the plus side, we still get wild turkeys coming through our neighborhood, and the City does seem to be putting effort and resources into improvements to shopping areas.