Avenal

7 reviews
  1. Town in California
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    50
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    381
    575
  • Theft
    568
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,302
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    54%
    14%

    Reviews

    7 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      2
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    this town is very small about fifty thousand residents, the majority of those residents being from the local state prison lated about 2 miles south of town. The town has an abundant amount of residents who generally know one another and care about one another. everyone for the most part is very friendly and we really ever have an crime within the town. I grew up here and i think being raised here made me into a very humble person because even tho we are such a small town, it makes one value what they have and appreciate what one has, the majority of the town is hispanic and do work in labor jobs so we know what sacrifices are made to have what we do have now. The town has local events held throuhght the year, some being like the day of the family where local restaurants and stores gather in the park and set up little booths of food or have activities and life here is calm and slow, i would defiantly come back if i ever did have to move.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 7 2016
    The crime and safety of this area is in my opinion great. our police department is new and the police officers are very attentive to their work and very responsive to calls. They may seem and look very intimidating but they are probably the nicest police officers, they get along with just about everyone in town. Crime here is very little, in the past year we have two homosides occur, the first in many many years actually. the police department were very on the case and were there for the families
    • Niche User
    • Jan 7 2016
    I generally don't like the idea of being stuck in a small town. There is nothing to do and no adventure in the area, nor do the people seem excited to live here. We have high gang activity, which seems to make the environment feel worse and I prefer to move out of the area.
    • Niche User
    • Nov 2 2015