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Balcones Heights
  • Suburb of San Antonio, TX

Report Card

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

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Balcones Heights is a suburb of San Antonio with a population of 3,282. Balcones Heights is in Bexar County. Living in Balcones Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Balcones Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Balcones Heights and residents tend to lean liberal.

About

About Balcones Heights...
Population
3,282

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$769
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    861.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    29.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    237.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    683.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    7,249
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,099.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

Working in Balcones Heights

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,410
National
$62,843

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