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Monterey

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    grade A
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade B+
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B minus
    3. Housing
      grade D+
    4. Nightlife
      grade A
    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 A

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    Monterey is a with a population of 30,007. Monterey is in Monterey County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Monterey offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Monterey there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Monterey and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monterey are above average.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $929,400
    National
    $281,900
    Median Rent
    $2,195
    National
    $1,268
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      64%
    • Own
      36%
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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
      265.9
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      3.4
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      40.4
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      64
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      282.7
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      1,807.5
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      175
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      8%
    • 10-17 years
      5%
    • 18-24 years
      13%
    • 25-34 years
      20%
    • 35-44 years
      13%
    • 45-54 years
      9%
    • 55-64 years
      12%
    • 65+ years
      18%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      25%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      29%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      28%
      national  28%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      12%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      6%
      national  11%

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