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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D
  12. Commute
    B
Childress is a town in Texas with a population of 6,203. Childress is in Childress County. Living in Childress offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Childress and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Childress are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Childress 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    28%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Childress

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,257
National
$55,322
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Childress Reviews

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The local law enforcement, along with the Sheriffs department do a very good job at keeping the crime rate down and overall public safety up! I appreciate all they do and proudly support them.
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This community is full of stuck up church goers who think they are better than everyone else. No a great place to raise kids due to the amount of drug trafficking and irresponsible parents that allow their children and their child's friends to drink as long as they "don't drive home". I am sick of this town and how the law enforcement and school board can't reach out and tell people that drugs and alcohol are bad. My theory on the reason why they don't try and stop it is because they were raised the same way the kids are being raised now.
The housing in the area is nice, as long as you have the money to afford it. The majority of the rent houses are dumps the cost between $500-$900/month. I was lucky enough to find a rent house with 2 rooms and bathrooms so that I could split the rent with a roommate and that's the only way I can afford to live in this town without having to get a secondary source of income.