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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
La Quinta is a town in California with a population of 40,305. La Quinta is in Riverside County. Living in La Quinta offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In La Quinta there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in La Quinta and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in La Quinta are above average.
About La Quinta...
Population
40,305

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,386
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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La Quinta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    404.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,318.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in La Quinta

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,131
National
$55,322

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La Quinta Reviews

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If you are into absolutely no traffic, expect during the big festivals (Coachella and Stagecoach), this will be a big plus. All houses range from low to high amounts of money, and usually all located in a great area to raise children. I would love to see this city become bigger and more popular as I am growing up, even though it has changed a crazy amount in the past 5 years. It is the perfect Desert Getaway from drama, and you'll love it!
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It can be very quiet sometimes, and loud the next. I feel safe around here. There are many different stores to go to and many different restaurants. I love going to get food, I have so many options!
I Love the city I live in! Great place to raise a family. La Quinta is know for the great golf and tennis. It’s a great place for retired and families to live. In 2017 it had no homesides. Which makes proof on how safe this city is. It’s close to super markets, stores, gas station, movies , doctor offices and near by hospital. In minutes away from College of the Desert where I attend school.