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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
5,988

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$346,153
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Whittier Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
    401
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    117
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    852
    500
  • Theft
    1,336
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    618
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,220
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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My parents have lived in my neighborhood for 27 years and I have lived there for entire life. I love my neighborhood because I always feel safe and welcomed wherever I go. We live close to one of the biggest parks and high schools in Denver, Colorado, where I have met many of my best friends. The diversity in my neighborhood has been very inspirational to me while I was growing up and as it increases it will continue to inspire the younger kids as they grow up. With the strong sense of community and support I would not want to live anywhere else.
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The police are very responsive to any and every emergency call. Feeling safe in my neighborhood is not a huge concern to me because there are rarely any crimes that happen with the community. Occasionally I will see a police officer on duty patrolling through the neighborhood to make sure that everything is in place.