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Folsom is a town in California with a population of 75,897. Folsom is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Folsom offers residents a 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
75,897

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$456,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,493
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    28.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    328.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,083.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    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
$106,718
National
$55,322
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Folsom Reviews

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Folsom is a medium sized town/city with great schools, shops, real estate, and the lake! It’s relatively close to anything else you could want. It’s pretty safe, suburban, and I think a lot of teenagers find it boring after living there their whole lives, but it really is a great place to grow up. We have sutter street, the palladio, and other fun little places to go in town.
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Folsom is a wonderful place to grow up! The town has some of the best hiking trails, and is home to some of the friendliest small businesses. Folsom also has a real sense of community with a number of activities put on by the town that are family friendly. The schools in this area work to uplift their students, and with Folsom's low crime rates it is easily one of the best places to raise a family!
I moved to Empire Ranch, this past September, and absolutely love it! My wife and I relocated from the Bay Area, where, needless to say, the housing market is noway near affordable for two teachers. Now? We have a view of the valley from our backyard, and face the 16th hole on the golf course from our front yard. We have a 9-month old, with one on the way, and it so amazing to come home and see our neighbor's kids out playing in the street. It's pure bliss.