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Valley Center
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

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

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Valley Center is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 11,077. Valley Center is in San Diego County. Living in Valley Center offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Valley Center there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Valley Center and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Valley Center are above average.

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About Valley Center...
Population
11,077

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$614,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

Working in Valley Center

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,331
National
$62,843

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