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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
Morgan Hill is a town in California with a population of 43,136. Morgan Hill is in Santa Clara County. Living in Morgan Hill offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Morgan Hill there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Morgan Hill and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Morgan Hill are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$729,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,699
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    203.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,119.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Morgan Hill

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,161
National
$55,322
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Morgan Hill Reviews

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I was born and raised in Morgan Hill. I went to preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school here. Since I've graduated high school, Morgan Hill has been improving a lot. Where schools and buildings and housing are being renovated for the incoming generations. There's a lot of activities to do here, like; hiking, bowling, team sports, swimming, and much more! Friendly faces wherever you go, and great diverse food downtown. A great place to grow up.
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Having been born and raised in Morgan Hill, the town has transitioned from a small farming community to an extension of Silicon Valley. While it still maintains some of its family-friendly, small community charms such as the Christmas and 4th of July parades, it has become more densely populated and commercialized. A trip across town now takes 20 minutes instead of 5. You can still find some local businesses but it is hard for them to compete with the bigger box stores that are either in town or nearby. Still more affordable than the peninsula. Public schools are average at best when compared to county and state test results. Still low on violent crime but trending up as to be expected with the population growth. The area enjoys nice county parks, is surrounded by rolling hills and is considered a hiking/biking/running paradise. You can be at the beach in one hour and in Lake Tahoe snow skiing in four hours.
Morgan Hill is a typical California suburb. Downtown features a wide variety of shopping and dinning neatly tucked into quaint, post-modern buildings. My favorite part of Morgan Hill is the surplus of recreational activities within a few minutes drive of each other; including an indoor pool and fitness center. Home to Henry W. Coe State Park, bird watching and hiking trails await anyone whose willing to brave the 30minute, winding, drive to the entrance. While the public library is small the staff is very friendly. This town is expanding everyday and bringing with it a culturally diverse community of residence. However, be prepared for congestion and long commute times should one work in San Jose.