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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B-
Smith County is located in Texas with a population of 225,015. Smith County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Smith County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Smith County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Smith County are above average.
Population
225,015

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    307.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    422.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,383
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.4
    284

Residents

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

Working in Smith County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,511
National
$55,322

Smith County Reviews

3 reviews
Great area to live in. Not too big. Not too small. There’s shopping, tons of restaurants and activities to do.
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The medical facilities are outstanding. Patient care is highly regarded in this area. People come to this area from miles away to see the excellent doctors.
There's not very much to do for children In Smith county with out spending top dollar for things, I would like there to be more for the kids in this community