B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,310
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Santa Ana Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    278
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    269
    525
  • Theft
    1,332
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    554
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,253
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%
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The culture located in Santa Ana, California is amazing! You can find delicious affordable food in every corner. The people residing or working in Santa Ana are friendly and welcoming, but not overly so. It's a great place to visit when you are in the Orange County area. I would say if you're looking for nightlife entertainment, scout downtown Santa Ana, but during the day exploring the rest of the city will allow you to see its beauty. It's a very family friendly cities with many parks, mall playgrounds, and a zoo. Because it's centrally located, traffic in the mornings or evening can be a bit rough, but throughout the day you can cruise through the city without hitting the brake so often. Go check it out! You won’t be disappointed =)
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Living and growing up in Santa Ana has shown me a lot in many different ways. Although things are not always peachy here, there are many things that make this area feel like home. From the connections you make with neighbors and friends to the helpful hands on every street. When you grow up in a certain area it just feels nice too stay there because it is what you know... many people say they would not like to live here but know that if you do drive through or walk through and ever need a helping hand, you'll most likely find one!
The area has a lot of diverse places to visit, amazing food and a great mix of people. I've gone to school in Santa Ana for almost two years now. I love to go to downtown Santa Ana (Old Town) to walk around and visit the eclectic little shops that are clustered around 4th street. You can find all types of food from gourmet pizza to organic salads. On the weekends you can visit the street markets or get your hands dirty at the communiity gardens. Santa Ana is a lot of fun!