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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Brazos County is located in Texas with a population of 214,231. Brazos County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Brazos County, most residents rent their homes. In Brazos County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brazos County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brazos County are highly rated.
Population
214,231

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Brazos County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    59.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,723.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    28%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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