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When were prices and availability in Pico Rivera, CA last updated?
Prices and availability in Pico Rivera, CA were last updated on 27 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Pico Rivera, CA?
The average rent in Pico Rivera, CA is $1,838. Start your search for apartments in Pico Rivera, CA now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Pico Rivera, CA?
The price range for a studio apartment in Pico Rivera, CA is between $1,595 and $2,913. View all studio apartments in Pico Rivera, CA.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pico Rivera, CA?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pico Rivera, CA is between $1,595 and $3,162. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Pico Rivera, CA now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Pico Rivera, CA?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Pico Rivera, CA is between $2,307 and $3,674. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Pico Rivera, CA.
Renter's guide to Pico Rivera, CA
In 2018, College Factual ranked Pico Rivera as one of the top U.S. cities for student athletes, particularly those who play men’s basketball. The city was part of the top 15% of 3,000 cities ranked.
The population of Pico Rivera is about 1.5 percent of Los Angeles’ population, and the city has around 18% of the population of nearby Anaheim. Pico Rivera is 11 miles away from the downtown area of Los Angeles, and 18 miles from Anaheim.
Pico Rivera has a steppe climate, which features short, hot, dry summers, and longer, cool, wet winters. Summer temperatures here average around 75ºF, although highs can reach 86ºF. Winter temperatures here average about 58ºF, though temperatures can dip to 45ºF. The average annual rainfall in Pico Rivera is about 15 inches, and this mostly falls in the winter months. Both wildfires and earthquakes can affect Pico Rivera.
Pico Rivera, CA Demographics
- Total Population63,001
Female 30,077Male 32,924
- Median Age37.1
Pico Rivera, CA has a population of 63,001 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,924 of Pico Rivera’s residents are women and 30,077 are men. The median age of those who live in Pico Rivera, CA is 37.1.
Cost of Living in Pico Rivera, CA
Public transportation in Pico Rivera is operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), which provides bus services in and around the city. The regular adult cash fare is $1.75; seniors pay $0.75 and children 5 and under ride for free. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are also available, with prices ranging from $7.00 to $100.00.
All Black Taxi Cab Services, Affordable Taxi, Abba Taxi Cab, All Taxi Service, and Express Yellow Cab are some of the taxi services available in Pico Rivera. The average fare price is $2.78 for 1 mile, with a $3.46 starting cost. The average commute time in Pico Rivera is about 30 minutes, which is longer than the national average of 26.1 minutes. Those who use a personal vehicle can expect to pay around $3.77 for 1 gallon of gasoline.
In Pico Rivera, a three-course meal for two people at a mid-priced restaurant is about $70.00. A regular cappuccino in the city costs around $4.49. Utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment in Pico Rivera cost about $135.70, which is less than the national average of $152.45.
Average Rent in Pico Rivera, CA
- Pico Rivera, CA Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,838 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Pico Rivera, CA is $1,838.
Pico Rivera, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
About 43% of apartment rents in Pico Rivera, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 37% of apartments. Around 12% of Pico Rivera’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 8% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.
Pico Rivera, CA Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Pico Rivera, CA is $1,838.
Living in Pico Rivera, CA
Some of the pros of living in Pico Rivera include the feeling of a close-knit community, affordable housing compared to other nearby cities, and its close proximity to Los Angeles.
On the downside, Pico Rivera features fewer nightlife opportunities compared to larger cities and a slightly higher tax rate. The city is also in need of infrastructure repairs.
Things to do in Pico Rivera, CA
Visiting Smith Park is just one of the many fun things to do in Pico Rivera. The 16-acre park offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a snack bar, basketball courts, lighted sports fields, picnic areas, a skate park, a multi-purpose auditorium, playground equipment, and a meeting room.
One of the best attractions for kids is the Pico Rivera Historical Museum, which includes a collection of historical objects, photographs, and documents. The museum is located in a building that used to operate as a train depot, which was built in 1887. Guided tours are available by appointment.
Enjoying a round of golf at the Pico Rivera Municipal Golf Course is a great activity for couples. Along with an executive nine-hole course, the facility also has practice areas with a covered driving range and two putting greens. The driving range and course are lighted, so you can golf until 10 p.m.
Pico Rivera Towne Center, Pico Rivera Marketplace, Pico Rivera Village Walk Lifestyle/Entertainment Center, Pico Crossings, Pico Rivera Plaza, and Crossroads Plaza are some of the best places for shopping.
Some of the best restaurants in Pico Rivera include Dal Rae Restaurant, President Thai Café, Casa Garcia, Miras Grill, Clearman’s Steak ‘N Stein, Baja Mar Taco, Star Crab, El Molinito Restaurant, and Birrieria Jalisco. The city is best known for Mexican fare, with other options like Colombian, Thai, Persian, and American also available.
Every summer, Pico Rivera hosts Summer Street Fest, a free event that features food vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and artisan vendors. The event is held over three separate Friday nights in August, and frequently draws large crowds.
Pico Rivera, CA employment & economy
Major industries in Pico Rivera include retail trade, manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, transportation/warehousing, utilities, and public administration. Many residents also commute to larger nearby cities for work.
Some of the top employers in Pico Rivera include Walmart, Cintas, Target, El Rancho Unified School District, Lowe’s, City of Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Bimbo Bakeries USA, BakeMark USA, and Southern California Material Handling.
Pico Rivera’s unemployment rate is about 4.2 percent, which is slightly higher than the national rate of 3.6 percent.
Pico Rivera, CA Households
- Total Number of Households16,852
Family 13,391Non-family 3,461
Children 6,953No Children 9,899
- Average People Per Household3.71
- Median Household Income$67,636
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,519
According to U.S. Census data, there are 16,852 households in Pico Rivera, CA. 13,391 are family households and 3,461 are non-family households. There are 6,953 households with children in Pico Rivera and 9,899 households without children. On average, about 3.71 people live in a household in Pico Rivera, CA. The median income of a Pico Rivera household living in Pico Rivera is $67,636 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,519.
Education in Pico Rivera, CA
Most of the schools in Pico Rivera operate under the El Rancho Unified School District. Schools in the city include El Rancho High School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Rivera Middle School, North Ranchito Elementary School, Rivera Elementary School, Durfee Elementary School, and Ruben Salazar High School. Some areas of Pico Rivera are served by the Montebello Unified School District. There are also several private schools in the area.
A satellite campus of Rio Hondo College Educational Center is the main post-secondary option in the city. Other college and university options can be found in the nearby cities of Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Pasadena.
Pico Rivera, CA Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Pico Rivera, CA is as follows: 15% have no high school education, 44% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 9% have a Bachelor Degree, and 3% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Pico Rivera, CA
When it comes to entering a rented property, landlords are able to do so under certain circumstances. This includes times of emergency, if a tenant has moved out or left the property, to make repairs or alterations to the unit, to provide access to the unit to prospective renters or maintenance workers, or if a court order has been issued to enter the premises. In most circumstances, the landlord must provide 24 hours’ notice to the tenant before entering the rented unit.
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