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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Visalia is a city in California with a population of 131,066. Visalia is in Tulare County. Living in Visalia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Visalia there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Visalia and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Visalia are above average.
About Visalia...
Population
131,066

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Visalia Rankings

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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
    150.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    102.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    557.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,012.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    394.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Visalia

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,820
National
$55,322
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Living in Visalia, California has been a unique and fun experience for me! Visalia is in the heart of the Central Valley, which means one of our biggest industries here is agriculture. I am proud to know that my area helps feed 70% of the world's population! There are plenty of things to do in Visalia. Many families with young children like to host birthday parties at local entertainment venues such as Adventure Park, or Quantum Leap Extreme Air Sports! Popular restaurants include Outback Steakhouse, Five Guys, Fugazzis, the Vintage Press Restaurant, and Alejandra's Restaurant! Most importantly, educational opportunities are very good in Visalia. Visalia has many different K-8 schools, preschools, and high schools. High schools of Visalia include El Diamante High School, Redwood High School, Golden West High School, and Mt. Whitney High School!
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I love Visalia because it is small enough that you can get that sweet small town feeling but big enough so that there are always things to do and new people to meet! I also think that Visalia sits in a very special spot because it is only a few hours away from the ocean, desert, mountains, big cities, and countless national parks and museums. You can go north and visit San Francisco or head south to see Los Angeles. Either way, nothing is too far and you always have a wonderful town to come back to! The city council of Visalia also works very hard to keep to the town clean and progressing while still protecting our wonderful small businesses downtown.
I moved to Visalia about 8 years ago and I love it! It has everything you could need! Movie theaters, nightlife, shopping, job opportunities. Everything is near by! And commute to nearby towns is very short. I definitely plan on staying for the foreseeable future