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Walnut Creek
  • Town in California

Report Card

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

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Walnut Creek is a town in California with a population of 69,809. 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.

About

About Walnut Creek...
Population
69,809

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$972,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,503
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Walnut Creek Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    86.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    4.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    38.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    372.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,232.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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