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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Emeryville is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 11,724. Emeryville is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Emeryville offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Emeryville there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Emeryville and residents tend to be liberal.
About Emeryville...
Population
11,724

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$479,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,231
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Emeryville 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
    323.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    920.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    767.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    19,507.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    912.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    33%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Emeryville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,568
National
$55,322
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Emeryville Reviews

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We moved from San Francisco to Emeryville in 2006 & never looked back! We were fortunate enough to buy a place in Emeryville and have enjoyed it’s close proximity to SF & it’s relaxing, convenient, clean & the new influx of restaurants & bars.
Also please note that the crime rate is calcluated using the tally of 11,000 residents which is very misleading as the daytime population in Emeryville Skyrockets to over 1,000,000 people with so many businesses & retail shopping destinations in Emeryville. If you base the crime rate off of the daytime population & not the “nighttime” residential population (of 11,000) the crime rate is actually the lowest in the Bay Area for the amount of ppl that are here during the daytime (when Crimes tend to occur/car smash & grab burglaries at parking lots.)
It’s a very family friendly & welcoming city for all...how can it not be when a majority of its daytime population & residents work at Pixar Studios!
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Emeryville has its pockets of cool, but the city is dominated by a high rise apartments/condos, and by big box & chain stores (Target, Ikea, etc.) with huge parking lots. And the freeway is a big presence. Steep housing prices but not much sense of neighborhood. Crime is a factor.
Emeryville is a small town that swells into a medium city due to the daytime worker influx. There are a lot of well-known companies here, including Novartis, ART.com, Jamba Juice, Cliff Bar, Peet's Coffee, etc. However, this can make the 1sq mi town seem a bit crowded. That said, all of the tax money makes for well-manicured streets, a big boom in culinary experiences, and great views of SF.