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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$60,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$544
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    349
    273
  • Murder
    27
    6
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    510
    525
  • Theft
    1,424
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    242
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,817
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

    Ballinger Reviews

    4 reviews
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    Ballinger is a small, close-knit town that is perfect for raising your family. In such a small community, everyone knows each other, so when someone is in need, we can all come together and help each other persevere.
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    Ballinger is a small community in West Texas. A strong sense of tradition and community is here. A warm, friendly, inviting little town.
    The crime isn't bad in my neighborhood but there is certain areas where it is worse and not handled properly