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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
San Pablo is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 30,839. San Pablo is in Contra Costa County. Living in San Pablo offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Pablo there are a lot of parks. Many families live in San Pablo and residents tend to be liberal.
About San Pablo...
Population
30,839

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$325,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,295
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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San Pablo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    264.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    325.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,879.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,018
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    34%
    13%

Working in San Pablo

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,226
National
$55,322
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Affordable, friendly, diverse, and you can find houses with panoramic bay views in the hills east of 80. Great hiking in Alvarado Park & Wildcat Cyn, parks w tennis courts and kid structures. You can own vs rent because it's way less to buy than in El Cerrito or Richmond hills and the City of San Pablo is well funded so services like fire and police are superior and respond fast. Del Norte Bart gets you to SF in 35 min and you have a seat in the morning! The new ferry is close by as well.
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Being a 17 year old girl living in San Pablo, I would like to say that I enjoy where I live because of the diverse community and everyone being so close with one another. It's a pretty good city to grow up in. Most things can be so convenient like going to community college, getting a small summer job or even just going to a college football game with friends. Simple things like this is what makes the city seem good enough to grow up in even if my examples seem so minor they give the city a bit of hope.
I have lived in san Pablo my whole 17 years of life and so far it has been good to me. I attended Dover Elementary school and for middle school I left to Richmond Charter Academy which was a very good school as well. Currently I am in my senior year of high school. I live with my parents and my two younger siblings, and I will be the first child to go to college. I have never moved around from city to city so I could definitely say San Pablo will always be the city I come back too all the time.