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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 133,438. Carrollton is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Carrollton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carrollton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carrollton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Carrollton are highly rated.
About Carrollton...
Population
133,438

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Carrollton 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
    60.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    238
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,269.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Carrollton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,820
National
$55,322
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Carrollton Reviews

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Carrollton is a great suburb for people of all ages. Carrollton has great schools and it is very diverse. When driving, you can pass by Korean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and even Mexican restaurants and stores within a matter of minutes! This diversity makes for a community full of open-minded residents and children. In addition, Carrollton is conveniently located near Addison, Farmers Branch, Plano, and Lewisville!

Next, Carrollton is overall a very afforable area. Of course, there are some expensive clusters of homes here and there, but the cost of living in Carrollton is very low.

While I may love Carrollton, one thing I would like to note is that Carrollton is quite old. This means that some of its schools are on the older side, and they may have outdated facilities or resources. In addition, many of Carrollton's homes are on the older side, so I wouldn't recommend Carrollton to younger people hoping to live in modern apartments or homes.
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Carrollton is a growing city that is a perfect mix between city life and the suburbs. It has numerous parks, recreational areas, resteraunts, and public spaces making this city very family friendly. The city also has numerous public schools which provide high level education allowing students to further their education with the best instructors possible. Historic Downtown Carrollton allows you to get away for a night and experience the modernized area where the city began. This friendly hometown area has a variety of food ranging from delicious hamburgers to Cajun delicacies! Overall, Carrollton is an amazing city and I am grateful to be a resident in this city!
Even though I am a current resident in the city of Carrollton, I would still like to give my insight into the city and its facilities. In the last decade, I would say that Carrollton has very good public schools such as Hebron and Creekview High School. Carrollton public schools provide students with adequate college readiness resources that have made me feel more prepared to take college head-on. I would also say that other areas listed below are all very average; however, since Carrollton is a small suburb there isn't much nightlife or other activities to do here. Therefore, I would like to see more recreational activities in the city possibly after the pandemic has ended.