A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$904
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

College Station Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371
    1
  • Theft
    1,855
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,186
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I moved to College Station, TX, two years ago. It is a "college town" and boasts as the "Home of Texas A&M." It is only 1-3 hours from four major Texas cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. By population College Station is small, but when counted with its sister-city, Bryan, and the massive population of students, we qualify for many major retail and restaurant chains not typically offered to smaller towns. CSISD is one the best school districts in the United States and my children are receiving top notch education from the public schools here. It is a very healthy city is many ways. Fitness is an obvious priority to the majority of the residents, as evidenced by the city's many tracks and trails which are always heavily populated. The city is growing rapidly with new homes and businesses being built constantly.With the surge in residents, traffic is a nightmare! I intend to pursue avenues to petition the city to increase traffic control measures.
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I love it in College Station. I moved here with my family in November 2016 from Houston. Everyone is so friendly, the area is gorgeous, and the cost of living of is very reasonable. There is a great ethnic diversity due to Texas A and M and Blinn College being in the vicinity. The public schools are great! Focus is more on achieving an actual education than on learning to take a test (don't get me started on state testing). I have never been to an area that I didn't feel safe in. The local parks are great and food options don't disappoint.
College Station is a big city in the middle of no where. With the thousands of college students, this town can sometimes feel overcrowded, but if you have a deep love for Texas A&M, you'll love this town. Despite the city being "run by college students", the university and community have many functions available for families that reside here. There is almost always something going on for every kind of person, like sporting events, concerts, craft fairs, and more!