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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Walnut is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 30,008. Walnut is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Walnut offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Walnut there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Walnut and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Walnut are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$739,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,251
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Walnut Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    504.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    687.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Walnut

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,096
National
$55,322

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The houses are very expensive, but the community of people who live there is very close-knit and friendly. Their public school system provides a very good education, but as a result, there is a poisonous competitive nature among the students in each school. Restaurants and grocery stores are very easy to reach, and there is also shopping available. It has access to the Metro bus system for the commute. Overall, a very good town!
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Walnut is one of the most beautiful suburbs of Los Angeles county. The city has a rural Forrest feel to it and is full of outdoor hiking trails and public parks. The city is exceptionally clean and people are very nice. Violent crime is non existent thanks largely to a great sheriffs department that patrols the area. The city offers lots of things to do like concerts in the park, trick or treating festivals, movies in the park, food truck festivals and much more. It’s convenient access to OC and LA make it a great place to call home. Walnut remains one of the few places in California where children grow up in a wholesome environment. I wouldn’t raise my family anywhere else.
Walnut's really nice. I've lived here my entire life and it's also been peaceful. Not to mention that we have great fast food options that are so close to the surrounding area, such as Chipotle, In-n-Out, Chick-Fil-A, and more! Everyone you meet is pretty friendly and the school district here is amazing. The city is pretty clean and everybody loves Snow Creek Park whether if it's to go on a nice walk or take aesthetic photos with your friends and family. Definitely recommend!