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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Walnut Creek is a town in California with a population of 69,567. Walnut Creek is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Walnut Creek offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Walnut Creek there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Walnut Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Walnut Creek are highly rated.

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About Walnut Creek...
Population
69,567

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$793,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,095
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    104.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    56.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    435.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,883.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

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