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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Wilshire Square is a neighborhood in Santa Ana, California. Wilshire Square is in Orange County. Living in Wilshire Square offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wilshire Square there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Wilshire Square tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wilshire Square are above average.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$302,737
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,355
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,302
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Central lcoation, easy commute to major areas in LA (DTLA, Larchmont Village, Ktown, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills). Great diversity and variety in food choices.
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The housing around the area of Santa Ana is comforting and secure. For the most part homes and apartments are found and kept in decent condition. There is not a lot of prevalence of vacant or abandoned properties, but if there is it tends to be property previously owned by minor companies. The vacant or abandoned properties don't last because other companies come in and take possession or establish there businesses there. The cost of housing is affordable because no one is in a constant struggle of loosing there home due to the cost being too high. The whole area is affordable to reside in, except for areas in which there are gangs found. However, the gang activity does not make a big impact on the people in the neighborhood. However, the gangs tend to put graffiti on the walls of buildings, but the city tends to come and get rid of them once they are reported.
Currently due to the economy recovering from the current economic drop the employment in this area has been greatly affected like other communities. The area is mostly constructed of people working in big food companies like McDonalds or KFC so these people tend to earn the minimum amount at there jobs which leads toward one job not being enough to maintain the family. Due to such high employment demand people are resulting in working not one, but up to three jobs to make a living. Many women have lost there jobs and have resulted to become stay at home moms or work from the household.