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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Rancho Cordova Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    212
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    102
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    422
    500
  • Theft
    1,381
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,360
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I really love Rancho Cordova! Some parts of the city gives a very small-town feel, like in the neighborhoods where you know everyone. In other places, there is a more metropolitan-feel, and there are many stores and markets nearby and easily accessible everywhere. There are a few colleges in the area as well, so it's nice if people want to stay local during their graduate studies.
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Coming from a very suburban area, my standards are very high for my living environment. Rancho Cordova is a nice mix of living in a suburban area, but still being close to action with easy access to the city. My neighbors are friendly and I enjoy living in a diverse area. I will say, not every part of this area can be considered "nice". However, I am very comfortable where I am and I do feel an extra sense of safety with a police station nearby. I can see my self living in this area long term and would recommend others to do the same!
The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. The neighbors are friendly. Everyone minds their own business and works. This neighborhood is full of working class families although there is not much diversity (There are more white people here than anyone else). Also a lot of people are republicans here. Peter J. Shields is a very good Elementary school to send your kids. All the kids there are very focused on school work plus there is free lunch and breakfast regardless of your income! What is also nice here is that there is a river. It is cold in the morning which feels very good and it is not as hot here as it is in other parts of Sacramento. Rancho Cordova has the best neighborhoods to live in. There are no homeless people that dig through the trash in my neighborhood which is also nice. There are a lot of pretty palm tress which makes it a safe neighborhood to go walk and run around the block with nobody bothering you. Rancho Cordova is pretty well funded, so if you have problems and you talk to the local companies, they give you good offers and get the job done. The atmosphere here is cleaner air. Plus we have Folsom Lake College and a middle school and high school around the corner. It is not far but there is easy access for education. There are well funded schools so do take advantage of many opportunities to educate your kids because not many public schools would do things this school would give and provide. Every store is out over here too. Kmart, Walmart, Target, Restaurants, you name it!