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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Gridley is a town in California with a population of 6,576. Gridley is in Butte County. Living in Gridley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Gridley and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Gridley are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Gridley 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
    1,119.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    741.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,888.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    151.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Gridley

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,724
National
$55,322

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Gridley Reviews

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Nothing to change about this town! It's a family orientated based town. So if your looking for that small town vibes and a supportive community, then this is definitely the place. Having lived there my whole life, its a generally awesome place to live and the people are super nice. They have a moderate amount of things they put on, like the Red Suspenders Day Parade. Gridley is also in a great location being that major cities are decently close either way. Gridley is also an agriculturally based farming town, where the major crops are rice and peaches mostly. Gridley also offers two different styles of living, so if you want to live either out in the country or in the city it offers that. Overall great place to be and live!
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Small city choose to Chico. Small community which is somewhat diverse. Public school is great, this year 2019 a senior was accepted to Harvard which is very exciting for this small community. It had a farmers market last summer on Tuesdays. Not much to do those, down town Gridley is very bland and full of old people. Overall, a regular small town in California.
I wish there could be more ethnic diversity because the town is majority white and hispanic. This also affects the food diversity because as an half asian I can’t find many food places with asian food. Plus, after 9 pm everything is closed except sometimes Mcdonalds which is inconsistent with closing times.