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    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Piedmont is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 11,317. Piedmont is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Piedmont offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Piedmont there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Piedmont tend to be liberal. The public schools in Piedmont are highly rated.

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About Piedmont...
Population
11,317

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$3,229
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Piedmont Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    53.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    406.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,432.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  12%

Working in Piedmont

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$224,659
National
$62,843

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