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

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Santa Rosa is a city in California with a population of 179,701. Santa Rosa is in Sonoma County. Living in Santa Rosa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Santa Rosa there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Rosa and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Santa Rosa are above average.

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About Santa Rosa...
Population
179,701

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$540,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,609
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    327.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    82.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    70.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    273.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,167.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    174.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

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