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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 B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  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 950,807. 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
950,807

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$337,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,280
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    245
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    98.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    440.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,962.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    307.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

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