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

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Martinez is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 38,290. Martinez is in Contra Costa County. Living in Martinez offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Martinez there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Martinez and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Martinez are highly rated.

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About Martinez...
Population
38,290

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$596,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,728
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    103.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    67.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    255.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    997.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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