Atwater, California

Population 28,520

Atwater is located in Merced County, CA. The population is 28,520, making Atwater the 3rd largest city in Merced County.

There are 13 public schools in Atwater with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for Atwater is moderate , and there are 104 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Atwater is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Atwater property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Atwater include Winton, McSwain and Franklin.

Atwater Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 27.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 58.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 13.7%

Crime Rate

40.49% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 618
  • Violent Crimes: 695
  • Robbery: 74
  • Burglary: 472
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

50.28% Higher than national avg.
  • 104 offenders in Atwater
  • 36.47 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

56 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 5
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 51


Very High 9.4%
  • California unemployment average: 9.0%
  • National unemployment average: 6.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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13 Public Schools view public schools

There are 13 K-12 public schools in Atwater, CA and 4 private schools. Homefacts rates Atwater's schools as Very good, with an overall B+ rating.

0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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104 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$320,000 compared to November 2019
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

4 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Atwater, CA issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Atwater, CA issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $660
  • 1 Bedroom: $794
  • 2 Bedrooms: $961
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,388
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,677

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Environmental Hazards

56 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1444/1556)
    Atwater, CA has 92.8% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Atwater, CA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.86 Average
    Atwater, CA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 45.77°
  • February 49.42°
  • March 54.55°
  • April 59.53°
  • May 62.28°
  • June 74.09°
  • July 79.37°
  • August 78.7°
  • September 74.28°
  • October 64.35°
  • November 53.62°
  • December 45.88°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Atwater, CA

Atwater, CA has a high risk of earthquakes.
Atwater, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Atwater, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Atwater, CA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Atwater, CA: $45,800


Unemployment in Atwater is 9.4%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 9.0% and 6.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 55.16%
White Collar - 44.84%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

City Representatives

  • Jim Costa

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

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0 Cemeteries view all

  • No Cemeteries found in Atwater, CA

8 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Atwater, CA

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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