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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Folsom is a town in California with a population of 77,007. Folsom is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Folsom offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Folsom there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Folsom and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Folsom are highly rated.
About Folsom...
Population
77,007

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$488,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Folsom Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    310.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,163.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Folsom

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,762
National
$55,322
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Folsom CA is a wonderful town to live in! Set just before the foothills, it is a fantastic place to reside or vacation. The American River is a focal point in the city offering water-sports, like kayaking, tubing, and paddle boarding; It also has many wonderful trails which people can hike or bike ride. Many people spend most of their days outdoors enjoying the warm California sun while performing their favorite hobbies. If you enjoy shopping or dining there is the newly crafted Palladio and there is old town Folsom which offers historic buildings. Folsom is also wonderful for families, parents can be sure their children are going to excellent schools and their are many complexes which offer sports. Overall, there is something here for everyone to enjoy and I absolutely love it.
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Folsom is one of the most friendly communities in the Sacramento county. Neighborhoods are clean, safe, and kid-friendly. The housing, streets, and feel for the area is wonderful and only positive! The only complaint is the lack of diversity or major job opportunities, there are few that actually lie in Folsom itself. Folsom is a near perfect place to live, but you might need to think of a commute to work if you are serious about that and maintaining a full-time job. The schooling and communities involved in this city are simply amazing as well. One of the main issues, however, is that this is a very expensive city to live in as well.
I've lived here for over 16 years. The town used to be a very nice place for families. Everyone knew their neighbors. Schools were great.
Now, with the over-build of high density, in-fill housing and the huge south expansion of new home building, the area mimics Elk Grove, Laguna, etc. Traffic is awful when schools are in session, and is compounded by the overbuilding of homes...with the original streets system.
Crime has also risen, more rentals have appeared in the traditional, original neighborhoods.
Crime has also increased. Several areas, particularly the central district, have become inundated with transient vagrants. It used to be a splendid town. Now suffers from poor urban planning.
There are many areas nearby, like Carmichael, Fair Oaks, El Dorado Hills, which offer some superior neighborhoods.