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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Williamson County is located in Texas with a population of 508,313. Williamson County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Williamson County, most residents own their homes. In Williamson County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Williamson County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Williamson County are highly rated.
Population
508,313

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Williamson 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,330.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Williamson County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,123
National
$55,322

Williamson County Reviews

3 reviews
I just moved here from Houston, TX and I feel a lot more safer in this county than my last. There is a lot less criminal activity and I feel safe traveling to school and going into towns and shopping.
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Williamson county is a great county to live in. The law enforcement take pride in ensuring the safety of the residents.
Williamson County has great schools, but the taxes are high. The area is nice and the people are friendly. There are always things to do in the community.