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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Madera is a town in California with a population of 64,362. Madera is in Madera County. Living in Madera offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Madera there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Madera and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Madera...
Population
64,362

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Madera 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
    399.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    56
    40.7
  • Robbery
    139.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    364.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,358.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    313.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    41%
    13%

Working in Madera

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,581
National
$55,322
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Madera is a small town of about 60,000 residents, it's mostly very quiet and calm. There are some instances in which the town is bewildered by incidents but not very often. There a couple of parks around the town but it's not well taken care of, there should be better funding for the parks. There are no big malls here, just small stores. But overall it's a cozy town, you get to know many residents due to the small size.
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I live here all my life overall it's a good town. Maderan's have all the basics Hospital, Parks and some big name Retail Stores and so on, but as a Maderan Im disappointed at the city of Madera and our representative for not doing enough​ for the city The roads are awful and full of potholes Yosemite and gateway are long over due for repairs you go to the east and south side of town and it's a dump over there. We have a big problem with speeding cars in residential areas, town and country park, Granada, Sunset just to name a few. Madera should use funds to pay for speed bump or a system to regulate speed Near Parks, Schools or Child development​ program centers. I would like the city to get tougher on drunk drivers and violent criminals.
Madera is a good place to live, it is a safe place overall. Since the place is not so big it is easy to get around without having to deal with to much traffic. There are not that much things to do on weeknights though. So, having nightclubs, bars, or other businesses where people can come and have a good time would be a good thing for the city.