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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About San Fernando...
Population
24,396

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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San Fernando 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
    337
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    151
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    357
    500
  • Theft
    953
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,734
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    39%
    13%
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San Fernando Reviews

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San Fernando was a great place to live despite its troubles, it is still very much a suburb where kids can play out in the street during the summer. The citizens are mainly comprised of latinos but that steadily changing with more diverse families moving into the area. Gang violence is still a problem but the school systems continually do their best to keep youth from followin that path, whether it be afterschool programs or sports. This suburb of Los Angeles is still a great place to live as it rewards those who are seeking more in life and only wish to better themselves as well as their familes
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San Fernando needs an upgrade. Popular stores continue to pop up (Starbucks, Chipotle, Yogurtland, etc) but are placed in areas w/ horrible traffic and little to no parking.
There are new condos currently in construction on Maclay with low income housing units that are NOT well maintained next door.
Houses are not cheap no matter how cruddy they are.
Traffic is annoying and conjested. I've lived here 20 years and it seems they attempt to clean up some spots here and there but do not maintain it.
My street has decent neighbors for the most part, but it has definitely had an increase in car break ins and petty theft. Expect to run into homeless people and irresponsible dog owners on an evening walk.
As for work...good luck finding a job here, unless you own the business.
I was raised in San Fernando but I wouldn't raise a family of my own here. For millennials especially, this is not a place I would recommend.
It is a small, but nice little town that is quiet and has middle-working-class residents. The only change I would make is in one particular area, which is the intersection between Maclay st. and Foothill going towards the 210 East on ramp. The city needs to put a sign that tells those folks turning left on to the ramp that us folks turning right on to the ramp have the right of way and they don't!