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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown is a neighborhood in Oakland, California with a population of 10,166. Downtown is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Downtown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown are above average.
About Downtown...
Population
10,166

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$467,099
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,588
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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