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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Milpitas is a town in California with a population of 75,498. Milpitas is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Milpitas offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Milpitas there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Milpitas and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Milpitas are highly rated.
About Milpitas...
Population
75,498

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$704,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,099
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Milpitas Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    304.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,796.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    320.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Milpitas

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,752
National
$55,322
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Milpitas is extremely diverse. There are many great plazas filled with restaurants, offering a variety of choices to eat from. There is also the Great Mall, which has many stores to shop from. However, the mall is a bit small. There are also a lot of shopping centers, placed conveniently around the city. However, Milpitas is near a landfill, so it smells mildly of garbage. Other than that, Milpitas is great! There are many apartments being built and the schools are amazing. Milpitas is also small, so you can get from one end of the city to the other in a short amount of time.
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Milpitas is a decent city that has decent schools with great academic learning. Students are able to participate in many club activities or fun events related to sports, engineering, community service and more. However, Milpitas's environment is not all rainbows and flowers. Milpitas is a literally a dump, meaning trash fumes will spread throughout the city making residents uncomfortable. There are also certain trees near the school campus that smells like rotten fish whenever they bloom. Even though there are lots of negatives, Milpitas is solid for academic learning.
I love Milpitas. I was born and raised here and it couldn't be better. They have the best public school for elementary students. For example, I went to John Sinnott elementary school and I learned so much. The teachers are amazing because they relate school to real world applications. Not only that but they have the best test scores in the school district. Another plus about the school is that it is very safe and has lots of good influence. Milpitas also has beautiful parks and an amazing recreation center. It is diverse with lots of fun places to eat. Even though Milpitas is a relatively small city, it holds a large place in my heart.