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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Poway is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 49,842. Poway is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Poway offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Poway there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Poway and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Poway are highly rated.
About Poway...
Population
49,842

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$658,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,534
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Poway Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    709
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Poway

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,732
National
$55,322
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Overall, although small, Poway is a welcoming community full of fantastic people and hard-working citizens that come together to make an incredible community. I have only lived here for 8 years, but in my short time, it has been easy to make friends and create strong relationships with the people living here. The strong culture and the diversity in interests allow Poway to become more than just a place I live in. The police and fire departments work hard to ensure the safety of everyone here and it is clear that people always do the right thing and always care for those around them. The shopping centers and restaurants are phenomenal and the beauty of Poway is just spectacular.
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My Experience in poway has been really great it has a welcoming community with a lot of things to do within it and be involved as a volunteer and offers programs for kids within their community. Poway also has amazing Schools and a great school district who listen to there peoples suggestions when it comes to wanting change. People hear are very nice and there is a lot of grocery stores and parks, a plaza and more homes for people to come to live and quite few job openings as well.
Poway is a safe and quite community. Its school districts are well known and have high University acceptance ratings, and the community provides support for its students and community members through its local newspaper. Everything that you need is in walking distance from the center of Poway, no less than half a mile apart. They have store such as Kolhs, Walmart, Stater Brothers, etc. It also has community parks located in different areas of the city, so that all children can have access to them.