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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
San Bruno is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 43,105. San Bruno is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Bruno offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In San Bruno there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Bruno and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Bruno are above average.
About San Bruno...
Population
43,105

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$754,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,999
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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San Bruno 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
    149
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,776.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in San Bruno

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,705
National
$55,322
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I love San Bruno, CA! There are a lot of things to do in this town. Everything from shopping at the mall to hiking the local trails. In the summer, there is the Posy Parade, concerts in the park, and other small festivals. It is pretty diverse area so, there is variety of food options on the main street. Also, it has multiple forms of public transportation and it is close to San Francisco so, if you feel like getting out of town for the day/night it is easy!
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San Bruno is really quiet and quite peaceful to live in. Weather is windy, but it's still pretty good!
Great small hidden town. A small community, so you definitely get to know your neighbors and locals. There are great food places all over, for any type of cuisine. There are definitely a lot of job opputunies nearby which have attracted a lot more attention to this city due to the establishment of ofYoutube, Google, and even Walmart.