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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Live Oak is a town in California with a population of 8,622. Live Oak is in Sutter County. Living in Live Oak offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Live Oak and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Live Oak are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Live Oak Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

Working in Live Oak

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,597
National
$55,322
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Live Oak Reviews

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I was born and raised in Live Oak. It’s a small town where everybody knows everybody. It’s great to raise a family. There is a strong sense of community here, people are not afraid to ask their neighbors for help or to try to help anyone in the community as much as they can. It has great schools with teachers who really care about there students. The small businesses can make anybody from out of town feel like they are a local. The Penny Candy Shop is an excellent spot to get amazing candy and good snow cones, locals love it.
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I love Live Oak. It is a small community where everyone knows everyone. We have a lot of community events and nature is surrounded all around us. As Live Oak residents we enjoy the Feather River and all our local parks. Live Oak is a thriving rural community with many reasonably priced new homes, good local schools, and nearby colleges. Everything is nearby with Chico and Sacramento less than an hour away. If i could improve anything t would be the night life and more activities to do in our city. We lack entertainment but that can be an easy fix.
Live Oak is a quiet little suburb in Santa Cruz county with a natural air conditioner in the form of the Pacific Ocean. It is a sleepy town but it isn't boring since the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is well within walking distance from most points in town and there shopping districts aplenty to scratch most itches. It is a beautiful place to live, even on those foggy and overcast days, as long as you can afford the high cost of living here. Real Estate is far from cheap and the Silicon Valley gurus moving in and driving up the prices only exacerbate that fact, but if you can afford it, there are fewer places that are better to raise a family in.