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Austin
  • City in Texas

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

editorial

Austin is a city in Texas with a population of 958,202. Austin is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Austin offers residents an urban suburban mix 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

About Austin...
Population
958,202

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$461,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,549
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Austin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    381.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    97.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    498.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,536.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    554.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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