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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$769
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    578
    1
  • Theft
    1,104
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,272
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Blanco Reviews

3 reviews
It's a quite little town, almost like stepping back in time. No shopping malls, no WalMarts, but plenty of places to relax, be it at the walking along the river in the Blanco State Park, hearing stories of the history of the area at the Old Blanco County Courthouse(several movie scenes have been filmed here, as well as many locals were born in the building when it housed Hospital in the Hills). Home style cooking can be found at the Blanco Bowling Club Cafe(the back is a bowling alley for members only where they bowl 9-pin), Bar-B-que at OLD 300, and dancing on the First Saturday of each month at Twin Sisters Dancehall just south of town.
Review Blanco
I've been in this town since the day i was born. I'm sure that it would be a fun place to visit for a day, but living here is absolutely terrible. In the school system, if a student doesn't play sports, they're bullied and thrown to the side. They're treated badly just because they don't play a sport. The athletes don't have to worry about passing their classes because even if they never do a page of homework, the teachers will give them good grades. You're safe if you're friends with the right people. At night, everything sleeps. Most restraunts are closed by 8pm and the shops close at 6pm. Blanco is located right in the middle of a few major cities. It only takes an hour or so to get to Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos. Since the town is so small, the job opportunities are very limited. The town is full of racists, so you won't find much racial diversity here.
My experience living in Blanco, Texas has been amazing so far. I have only lived here for 3 years but it has been great. The town is really friendly and easy to get to and from places.