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Hayward
  • City in California

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Hayward is a city in California with a population of 159,293. Hayward is in Alameda County. Living in Hayward offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Hayward there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hayward and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hayward are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$581,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,825
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    134.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    170.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    277.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,978.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    768
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  12%

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