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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-
Colma is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 1,410. Colma is in San Mateo County. Living in Colma offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colma there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Colma and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Colma are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$616,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Colma 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
    1,246.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,181.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,099.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    20,275.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,181.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Colma

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,500
National
$55,322
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Colma Reviews

2 reviews
Good people and easy access to SF through the BART and Caltrain! Would like more restaurants, wine bars, etc.
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Colma is a great place if you're looking for a nice place away from the noisy city, but still be close to it. It has a great train and bus commute system which makes it easier for those that don't drive or helping the elderly get to places. Colma is extremely small compared to the other suburb Daly City, but if you want to go San Francisco its just a BART ride away. Colma hosts over 8 cemeteries so it's a very quiet place to live at, but the nightlife in Colma is to die for.

Overall Colma is a place if you need to take the bus somewhere, but I hope that finally fix the town hall. It's been in renovation for a couple of years, without any real results.