Skip to Main Content
C+
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
    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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$383,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Santa Ana Rankings

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

Santa Ana Neighborhood Map

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    277
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    151
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332
    500
  • Theft
    1,160
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    577
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,062
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%

Jobs in Santa Ana

Job Search by
No job listings match your search criteria.
Places like Santa Ana
More

Santa Ana Reviews

248 reviews
All Categories
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 =)
Start Your Review of Santa Ana
Rate It!
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!
As a Latina raised and born in Santa Ana, I have seen various positive and negative things within this city. Unfortunately, many people view Santa Ana as "ghetto" due to gangs and the crime percent. However, living here is not as scary as it seems. Most of the people here are very friendly and respectful. I like that Santa Ana is full with different ethnicities because I am able to engage myself with different cultures and become friends with people different than me. Living here has allowed me to realize that there are people similar to me who have different life stories and goals. One thing I would have to change about Santa Ana is the amount of homeless we carry due to the small number of homeless shelters there are in the city.