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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Austin is a city in Texas with a population of 916,906. Austin is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Austin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Austin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Austin and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Austin are highly rated.
About Austin...
Population
916,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,165
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Austin Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    224.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    85.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    101.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    450.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,525
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Austin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,717
National
$55,322
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Austin is a city with festive music and exciting events all the time. There are numerous parks where people can hang out, throw a Frisbee, picnic, and hammock. There are also so many opportunities to go paddle-boarding, rock climbing, and hike in the green belt. Downtown you can grab a snow cone or some fantastic food from so many different restaurants! There are plenty of nice neighborhoods with good schools to live in. You might have to fight a little traffic to get to work but overall Austin is worth living in because of all the benefits! It’s an amazing city!
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"Keep Austin Weird" is the logo for Austin. This is what allows this big, diverse city to come together and forget their differences. Everyone can be themselves, which makes the experience great. The festivals that take place here in Austin are always fun for everyone. They always feature popular artists, have amazing food and invite friendly people to come out and enjoy the beautiful Austin view. Another amazing feature of Austin is the Texas state capital. It is one interesting place to visit and it is only in Austin!
I moved to Austin a year ago and I absolutely love it. The culture, diversity, and healthy focus of the town is inspiring and encouraging. I am a young adult who likes good night life, but also values health and fitness. Austin has everything that I need. It is also easy to meet people here. Everyone has shown to be very friendly and open hearted. Lastly, the town is very conscious of the planet and keeping our earth clean and pollution free. This is also of value to me. Grocery stores do not even use plastic bags. I am very grateful for my time here in Austin and look forward to spending many more years here!