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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Placentia is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 51,818. Placentia is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Placentia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Placentia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Placentia and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Placentia are highly rated.

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About Placentia...
Population
51,818

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$630,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,792
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    291.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    54.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    531.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    987.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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