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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
San Lorenzo is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 25,101. San Lorenzo is in Alameda County. Living in San Lorenzo offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Lorenzo there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in San Lorenzo and residents tend to be liberal.
About San Lorenzo...
Population
25,101

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$476,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,691
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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San Lorenzo 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in San Lorenzo

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,961
National
$55,322
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San Lorenzo is a typical suburb. It's right in the middle of several larger cities such as San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. Public schools from Kindergarten - 12th grade are very diverse, however, the quality is average. San Lorenzo is fairly safe-- crime is not very typical in this area. The majority of this city is inhabited by families and older people, therefore the nightlife is nearly nonexistent. Real estate has skyrocketed recently, homes selling for almost $1 million. All in all, San Lorenzo is a pretty average suburb, good for the average family looking for an average home.
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San Lorenzo definitely has its ups and downs. There are parts of San Lorenzo/ San Leandro that have a lot of criminal activity and crimes taking place, but that is bound to happen anywhere. It is a place full of diversity, but sadly, not a lot of people praise that. There is a lot of selfishness, negativity and overall people just being mean all the time. I guess that is just the Bay Area. Housing is ridiculously priced and the economy is not helping by any means. Things are becoming more expensive, jobs are not paying very well and I know a lot of people here are trying their best to make ends meet. Hopefully, when I become an independent adult, things will become safer and easier in different ways.
I have lived in San Lorenzo my whole life.They have great schools here, whether public or private schools. This little city is very safe, in which nothing crazy ever really happens. I like this community because of its diversity and its location. It is in the middle of the bay, nearly the halfway points for all locations on the east side, like from the north of Alameda and Oakland to the south of San Jose. It is also a halfway point from going inwards of Dublin and Pleasanton. I feel it is safe out here, being allowed to walk to any location of the city without anything happening on a regular average day.