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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,250
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Vallejo Rankings

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

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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
    469
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    84
    41
  • Robbery
    289
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,935
    500
  • Theft
    1,080
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    918
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,600
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Vallejo is destined for great things. Shedding its unfair image of a crime infested city, it is now absolutely on the rebound! Homes are being fixed up, business is booming, improvements are being made all the time. New business coming in, the old downtown is becoming 'gentrified', and the new prosperity is showing everywhere you turn. Home prices are booming but still (relatively) affordable for the Bay Area. Crime is down, cops are being hired. A new school Superintendent has great plans and vision (with many changes already implemented like; closed campus, increased security, etc,) to correct the school system. What has always been awesome about Vallejo is its weather and location - the best in the Bay Area! Booming artist community breathing new life in to downtown. Many residents are community involved and optimistic about the great changes we are experiencing. Lovely old homes and scenic hills. It's not perfect, but its promising and flourishing.
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I grew up in Vallejo. It's a great city, but there have been recent crimes taking place in the city. I went to school here from elementary to high school and have been great but I know a lot of parents sending their kids to private schools because of the public schools are not the best. To me I believe it's up to the student because I've had classmates from Vallejo who went on the some really good colleges like Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, etc... but we still do need to do a better job with teaching this next generation and giving them what they need to succeed. Another thing about Vallejo is there's not much to do here besides discovery Kingdom and the movie theaters. If they livened up downtown a bit like other cities have done and brought better restaurants and places where the young adults will hang out or even take their kids, that would be awesome!
I love the old architecture and how friendly everybody is! You can't walk down the street or into the grocery store without someone stopping to say hi and ask you about your day. It is very quaint and charming and feels old fashioned because everyone walks slow and takes their time. There are beautiful hiking trails with views of the bay, and a convenient ferry service to San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. I also highly recommend thrift shopping here because there are lots of independent thrift stores owned by wonderful people with great prices. The Bay Area rappers like E40 and Nef the Pharoah are from Vallejo, and they are famous for creating iconic Bay Area words like "hella" and "hyphy". Vallejo is a charming hidden secret of the Bay Area that will hopefully stay a quaint working class haven because commuters don't want to move here and pay the extra bridge toll to get here.