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Walnut, CA
City of Walnut

Top 50 rank: 49

Population: 29,464

A diverse and affluent suburb 25 miles from L.A., Walnut combines the charms of rural living -- from the fall Walnut Family Festival to summer concerts -- with the benefits of a big city.

With a median price tag well over $500,000, homes are costly, but the median family income tops $100,000 and the schools are highly rated. Another highlight: Thirty miles of equestrian and hiking trails weave through the town's rolling hills. --H.L.

Walnut, CA

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $103,053
Job growth % (2010-2012) 4.04%
Median home price (2012) $562,500
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 44.0%
Math test scores (% above/below average) 48.3%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 12




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