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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Cinco Ranch is a suburb of Houston with a population of 16,977. Cinco Ranch is in Fort Bend County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Cinco Ranch offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Cinco Ranch and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cinco Ranch are highly rated.
About Cinco Ranch...
Population
16,977

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$362,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Cinco Ranch Rankings

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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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Cinco Ranch

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$139,420
National
$55,322
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Cinco Ranch Reviews

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I’ve lived in Cinco Ranch for the past 5 years and it’s honestly beautiful. It’s perfect for someone that likes nature but also civilization. There are so many things to do, great places to shop and some really good restaurants. It truly is a family-friendly neighborhood, and the schools are amazing!
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I lived in Cinco Ranch Southwest from '09-'18 and loved it. Like most of our neighbors, my family built our house and watched the area grow. Katy is constantly building something new, but dealing with construction isn't so bad. CR is well-maintained and lovely. (A heads-up: most of the streets look the same and have similar names. Confusing Gaston Rd with Katy-Gaston Rd is way too easy!)

Most people living in CR are there for either Katy ISD's academics or its football. Your neighbors are likely to have kids about your kids' age. At Katy ISD schools, the most popular kids are the smart ones. There is no shortage of extracurriculars; the fine arts programs are especially good. The student population, like Katy and Houston, is wonderfully diverse and generally inclusive of students from all backgrounds. Strangely, however, the neighborhoods do seem to have self-segregated.

CR is very safe. We've had a few incidents, but they're rare.

Average commute into Houston is 30-45 minutes.
As a Cinco Ranch resident, the community has made a lasting impression on me. For the most part, any activity or hobby can be found in Cinco. The people here are very kind; I remember once I lost my wallet at a gas station, and less than an hour later, someone was knocking on my door with my wallet. Cinco is also a very diverse community, a melting pot, and an accurate representation of Houston's shared diversity. One minor grievance I have is the overcrowding of schools. My high-school has over 3,000 students, and the hallways are often packed shoulder to shoulder in-between passing periods.