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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
College Station is a city in Texas with a population of 110,782. College Station is in Brazos County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in College Station offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In College Station there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in College Station and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in College Station are highly rated.
About College Station...
Population
110,782

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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College Station Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,705.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in College Station

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,964
National
$55,322
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College Station is a rapidly growing college town with strong roots to Texas A&M University. While it's recently begun to gain lots of the accommodations of a bigger city with shopping centers like Century Square and Tower Point, it has maintained the quick and easy commutes, friendly smalltalk, and casual nature of a small town. The public high schools are excellent in both academic and athletic departments, and of course with a renowned university right in the backyard, the opportunities for jobs and education are endless. Housing is a bit pricey and apart from Hurricane Harry's and Downtown Bryan, there aren't many places for entertainment if you're under 21, but apart from those minor drawbacks, it's an overall excellent place to live. The students are friendly, the equal proximity to Houston, Austin, and Waco are incredibly convenient, and everyone in College Station just seems to be happy to be there. It's no wonder so many Aggie alumni move back to their college town!
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My experience at College Station has been pretty good. As a student from A&M, I can guarantee that the city provides a multitude of options when it comes to food, jobs, housing, and services. It's everything you could want in a city honestly! Companies are built close together so you never only have one single option when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat. There are many different produce stores so you wont be limited to a single store. Also, the citizens are very kind and welcoming, which is something you don't see everywhere. The police here also patrol a good amount, which increases the safety of the city. Overall, it is a very nice city with many opportunities and options for every experience. If I could change anything, I would like to see more diversity in the area, but I understand that is out of my control.
College Station is a very calm, safe place to live. I came here to study in Texas A&M University. Everyone on and off campus is always very friendly, there are very few accidents on the road, and the city is very safe to live in. There are hundreds of other students living here and all gated communities are close to each other. There are also many families living closer to the outsides of the city, and those areas are very calm as well. There are hundreds of places to eat foods of all varieties and many activities, for both adults and small children. I love living here!