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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Pomona Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    254
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    191
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    554
    500
  • Theft
    1,713
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    768
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,360
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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Pomona Reviews

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Pomona is not too far from the city of Pasadena, it is between other cute cities with malls, and you not too far from Orange County. I like that! Otherwise, Pomona is alright. There's not a lot to do, mainly houses, and the roads aren't in the best condition. There are really cute neighborhoods hidden away though! Like all cities there's crime, but there are safe neighborhoods. So, Pomona is an average suburb.
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I am from the desert when I arrived to CA it seemed so green to my eyes. I loved the tall species of palm trees and so did my best friends via pictures. Unfortunately, I am looking at somewhere between 50,000 dollars/ YR for four years of veterinary school that is a traumatic nightmare because I will not be making anywhere near that type of money/ YR after I graduate with my DVM. How will I be able to live comfortably and manage to pay off my student loans?! =[. Residents are Mexican American, the schools consist of mostly Anglo Americans which makes me stand out in the crowd I am a Hispanic graduate level female. The traffic is crazy. In Texas the freeways are congested but not as they are in California no wonder the highways in CA are so long. In El Paso, Texas 65MPH is fast on the freeways, when 75 MPH is acceptable speed and 80+ is normal speed this is scary. I do not want to be run over when I am heading to class. In the end, the people are very friendly and helpful.
Some areas of the city are very calm and safe , but there are some neighborhoods that feel unsafe. The schools should have better programs offered to their students , better electives . The night life is growing and there are more businesses popping up in the downtown area which is great! Pomona has potential , it is to easily access all the major freeways and its located in-between San Bernardino and Los angeles counties.