A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$961
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

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
    307
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    147
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    488
    525
  • Theft
    1,667
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,530
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Rancho Cordova Reviews

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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!
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I like that Rancho Cordova is a central community. You are roughly 20-30 minutes from major cities/attractions including Folsom, Elk Grove, Roseville, Old Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento, etc. However, I would like to see law enforcement more involved with the community. The crime rates have gone up quite a bit because police are rarely patrolling or actively preventing crimes in the area.
Rancho Cordova is a great little small town. People are friendly,there's a variety of stores, services and gyms. It could use more entertainment but a bowling alley is coming soon. It had its share of crime, but not a lot and the neighborhood watch &nextdoor.com keep an eye out. There have been lots of improvements over the years and new shops are coming in and old shops are getting face lifts. We're rough on the HWY50 corridor and the light rail to downtown&Folsom, so TeamSpeak is easy. We have great schools and lots of churches.