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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
McLennan County is located in Texas with a population of 245,720. McLennan County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In McLennan County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in McLennan County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in McLennan County are above average.
Population
245,720

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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McLennan 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
    383.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    582.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,462.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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McLennan County Reviews

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The area can offer a peaceful and active family life with many fun outdoor activities throughout the year. Extremely supportive community of small business owners! Can find excellent boutiques and fun shopping too!
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McLennan County isn't a big part of Texas but it definitely isn't a place a person would ever forget visiting. McLennan has its good and bad places, just like anywhere you'll good, but for the most part it's a beautiful place where there's many places to sight see and enjoy. Restaurants and theaters are very popular here and the community has definitely come up with unique way for entertainment, the most common being "tortilla tossing." McLennan county is a fun place to live and visit and I wouldn't really want to lie anywhere else.
Honestly, I love my hometown. I live in Lorena, Texas, an exurb of Waco. Although I have lived here for 15 years, it's not what I like to consider my hometown. A little town up the highway, McGregor, is my hometown. It has changed my life drastically, ever since I began going to school there. The atmosphere is wonderful, people are so incredibly kind, and so supportive of the school. Friday night football is always packed, especially on homecoming, where I can barely find a place to park.

People all over town are constantly helping the school or their friends with daily tasks. At the school, there is even a class students can take where every friday is a "trash pick-up" day, and the students go around town and pick up trash off the streets so the town looks cleaner. It's definitely one of those towns where you have your "small town legends", these being the people or families that have lived there for years or possibly all of their life. If I could have chosen where my house was located, I definitely would have chosen McGregor. I constantly see children riding their bikes or walking together, and that shows the safety of the area. I definitely want my kids to either live in McGregor, or somewhere much like it. As for the future of this town, I can only see it getting better. It's definitely one of the most heartwarming places in the United States.