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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Susanville is a town in California with a population of 15,286. Susanville is in Lassen County. Living in Susanville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Residents of Susanville tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Susanville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$980
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Susanville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,185.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,178.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    26%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Susanville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,105
National
$55,322
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Susanville Reviews

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I moved to Susanville, California because I have gotten recruited to play volleyball for the community college they have Lassen College. In town they have several stores which are very dependable but sometimes don't have the essentials you would need although you could ask a neighbor or someone. The nearby lakes are much fun to go to and also have very fun hiking trails.
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Susanville is a small and very slow paced town in the high sierras. Not much going on here as far as jobs. The majority of locals are employed by one of the three prisons we have around here or by make a living as a rancher. Not a good place to be if you love to shop since the closest city is 80 miles away. Walmart and Ross are the main places for locals to shop around here. Nor are there many fun things for kids to do here unfortunately. However if you enjoy the outdoors, then you will find unlimited places to go and things to do. There are numerous beautiful, fun, places to hike and explore around this area.
Great area for outdoor activities and enthusiasts. Tons of agriculture in this area with many opportunities to excel in beef cattle production or hay farming operations. Unfortunately, the climate of the town is declining due to the state of CA and the current rules/laws. Definitely a "prison town".