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Live Oak

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

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    Live Oak is a with a population of 17,707. Live Oak is in Santa Cruz County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Live Oak offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Live Oak there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Live Oak and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Live Oak are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $899,200
    National
    $281,900
    Median Rent
    $2,328
    National
    $1,268
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      40%
    • Own
      60%
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    Live Oak Rankings

    Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      No data available  
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      No data available  
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      No data available  
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      No data available  
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      No data available  
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      No data available  
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      No data available  
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      10%
    • 10-17 years
      7%
    • 18-24 years
      10%
    • 25-34 years
      17%
    • 35-44 years
      13%
    • 45-54 years
      11%
    • 55-64 years
      12%
    • 65+ years
      19%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      26%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      34%
      national  28%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      16%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      8%
      national  11%

    Working in Live Oak

    Jobs
    grade C+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $99,541
    National
    $75,149

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