This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, National City has a low population density. National City is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about National City, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in National City, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. National City has a population density of 8,149, with 60,215 current residents.
Out of the 60,215 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 71% Sun
- 9% Rain
- 0% Snow
59°F average temperature
- 42 years Median home age
- $170,080 Median home price
- -25.02% Home appreciation rate
- 7.35% Annual property tax
As for living in National City, the air quality is 5% and the weather, on average, is 71% sunny, 9% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 59°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in National City, you should know that 33.7% of homes are owned while 63.4% of homes are rented, and 2.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $170,080, the median age of homes is 42 years, the annual home appreciation is -25.02% and the annual property tax is 7.35%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of National City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. National City’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in National City is 30 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.15% Democratic, 43.95% Republican, and 1.90% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:21
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
57%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
2%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at National City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 19.90% of residents are unemployed in National City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed National City residents: 6.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 9.34% are in the arts and sciences field, 26.2% are in the customer service field, 25.6% are in the sales field, 0.91% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 56.90%, 4.48% of residents have an associate’s degree, 6.81% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.11% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in National City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of National City have a few different options. 62% of commuters use their own cars, 18% of commuters carpool, 7% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.