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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
North Highlands is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 46,841. North Highlands is in Sacramento County. Living in North Highlands offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Highlands there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in North Highlands and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North Highlands are above average.
About North Highlands...
Population
46,841

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,334
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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North Highlands Reviews

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Generally, North Highlands has not been an enjoyable place for my family. Upon moving here, we instantly noticed the shift in the way that people interact with each other. Typically, people are committed to a life of drugs and crime, which influence others, especially young people, to do the same thing. With such a cycle of failure, North Highlands can seem like a trap to weak-minded and impressionable youth. Though this is one of the main things I would change if I could, it also proves to be something I come to greatly admire about my community. Since there are many bad examples around, with many people living in poverty due to their past failures, there is further motivation for future adults like myself to go to college and do better than those before us. I hope that this motivation, which is helping kids like me go to college and be successful, will also come to influence the younger generation for years to come.
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North Highlands is a diverse community filled with people of various beliefs, traditions, and values. The community is a mixing pot and that is one aspect that makes North Highlands great. There are also some issues with the area; however, such as crime. Some areas of North Highlands see higher rates of theft and robbery compared to other areas in Northern California.
Constant crime. We had a car stolen and had our tires slashed at least twice a year since we've lived here. The local elementary schools are crass and uncaring . Like anything not everything is negative. If you need to be central to most things in the Sacramento area this is a perfect location. The homes are very affordable. This area if perfect for people who come home to be with there families. As far as schools go the Central district is amazing and happy to take transfers from the twin rivers area so with a little paper work the poor school issue is resolved.