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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Elk Grove is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 166,228. Elk Grove is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Elk Grove offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elk Grove there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Elk Grove and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Elk Grove are highly rated.
About Elk Grove...
Population
166,228

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$349,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,560
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Elk Grove 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
    160.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,064.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Elk Grove

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,556
National
$55,322
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Elk Grove Reviews

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I enjoy living in the peaceful suburbs of Elk Grove. My family and I have lived here our entire lives and so far, we have had great experiences! The schools that my brothers and I attended have such great teachers and we learn so much in the classrooms. Also, the food in grocery stores are very healthy and high-quality. Also, there are many job opportunities available for those who are unemployed. Overall, the people in this community are very kind and helpful. The neighbors in my neighborhood are all very outgoing, and the crime rate is low. I highly recommend moving here if people are looking for a nice, peaceful place to live in!
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I love Elk Grove! I moved here when I was 8 years old all the way from Los Angeles and I do not regret it at all. It is a beautiful area with a lot of trees everywhere. The community is also very clean, you will almost never see a piece of trash on the ground. I think this place is perfect, there is never a lot of traffic compared to other places like Los Angeles and it is a very calm area as well which is perfect for kids. The education here is exceptional, the Elk Grove School District has done an amazing job with how the school system is functioning. They truly care about the future and safety of the students. I will say however, living in Elk Grove is not so cheap, it costs to live in such a perfect area like this one but at the end of the day you do not have to worry about finding a well paying job, children not receiving the best education, traffic, etc.
Elk Grove is a nice city, but there are people who act wild with no manners or mind. I went to my local church and there was a toddler and his parents. The toddler ran around, stood on the kneelers, and even tried to bother me and poke me even though I was a random stranger; he did this throughout the whole mass. The parents didn't bother to stop him! He was disturbing everybody around him.