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Pacific Grove

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    grade A
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade A+
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B
    3. Housing
      grade C minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade A
    5. Good for Families
      grade A
    6. Diversity
      grade B+
    7. Jobs
      grade B minus
    8. Weather
      grade A+
    9. Cost of Living
      grade D+
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade A+
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A
    12. Commute
      grade A minus

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    Pacific Grove is a with a population of 15,522. Pacific Grove is in Monterey County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pacific Grove offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pacific Grove there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Pacific Grove and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pacific Grove are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $857,900
    National
    $217,500
    Median Rent
    $1,758
    National
    $1,062
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      54%
    • Own
      46%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      76.9
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      6.4
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      6.4
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      173
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      871.5
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      38.4
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      11%
    • 10-17 years
      8%
    • 18-24 years
      5%
    • 25-34 years
      10%
    • 35-44 years
      10%
    • 45-54 years
      13%
    • 55-64 years
      15%
    • 65+ years
      27%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      26%
      national  12%
    • Bachelor's degree
      28%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      13%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      3%
      national  12%

    Working in Pacific Grove

    Jobs
    grade B minus
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $88,250
    National
    $62,843

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