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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Whittier is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 86,852. Whittier is in Los Angeles County. Living in Whittier offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whittier there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Whittier and residents tend to be liberal.
About Whittier...
Population
86,852

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$488,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,297
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Whittier Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    164.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    157.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    482
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,035.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    359.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Whittier

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,058
National
$55,322
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Whitter is a nice city with several new shops and restaurants. As a local, I've seen the changes which have improved and modernized this town. There is definitely plenty of things and places to go to and try. I've already experienced many and keep coming back. Some of my favorites are the Whittwood, The Corner Place, and Rockies. My top favorites, however, are Uptown Whittier (Old Whittier, its shops, and the Farmer's Market. So glad this my hometown!
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Whitter is a nice city with several new shops and restaurants. As a local, I've seen the changes which have improved and modernized this town. There is definitely plenty of things and places to go to and try. I've already experienced many and keep coming back. Some of my favorites are the Whittwood, The Corner Place, and Rockies. My top favorites, however, are Uptown Whittier (Old Whittier, its shops, and the Farmer's Market. So glad this my hometown!
I really love whittier! There is so much to do here. From malls to parks whittier has it all! I grew up in Whittier and I have to say that I feel really safe being here. I can happliy walk to school without getting jump or rob. The whittier police department does it job by keeping us safe everyday. Whittier high school is very freind, diversity is everywhere. I am happy to say that I am a graduate from whittier high school on june 5 2019.