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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B+
Travis County is located in Texas with a population of 1,176,584. Travis County is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Travis County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Travis County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Travis County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Travis County are highly rated.
Population
1,176,584

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Travis County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    214.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    82
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    428.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,425.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Travis County

Travis County Reviews

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There are a lot of great opportunities for employment, always events going on around the county and a very low crime rate. If you already own property in Travis County, it can be very profitable since the real estate market is high. This can make it a lot harder renting or trying to buy a house though. There are a number of higher education options, with campuses around the county. Traffic is generally pretty heavy, but more highways and toll roads are being built to help reduce the congestion.
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I really love my community. Everyone who lives here is very friendly, and the school system is fantastic. There are so many things available to students, from tutoring to extracurriculars. The only drawback is the drastic increase in traffic these last few years because so many people are moving here. A drive that should take at most 15 minutes can take anywhere from a half hour to an hour and a half. If you're willing to sit through it, however, the benifits are worth it. There will also be a new road built in a few years to help with the high school traffic.
I like how everyone is pretty friendly and neighbors are mutually helpful. One thing that could be better is driving- sometimes the traffic gets bad because people don’t follow the rules. Other than that, I think the environment and atmosphere of our town is wonderful and the kids have great opportunities to succeed.