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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C
Wise County is located in Texas with a population of 63,247. Living in Wise County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wise County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wise County are highly rated.
Population
63,247

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$945
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Wise 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
    190.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,365.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Wise County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,081
National
$55,322

Wise County Reviews

9 reviews
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Paradise Tx, is not paradise at all, your out in the sticks and all you see everyday are cowsamd dirt. There is one gas station as well as one stop light. One time i was late to work because a cow had escaped through a hole in a fence and it took 5 men to get the cow out of harms way, back into the fenced area, this took about 15 minutes. Generally Paradise is a peaceful area, unless its memorial day or independence day weekend. That is when all the rednecks gather around and blow stuff up. I Cant wait to leave this town, getting this scholarship would help achieve that....quickly
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The area is very boring, not very many things to do during leisure times. Area is geared towards the older generations and doesn't focus on the younger generations.
There is not a lot here, but it is still nice.