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Overall Niche Grade
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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 107,445. 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
107,445

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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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
    110.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    260.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,635.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    41%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    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
$39,430
National
$55,322
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There are a lot of things about College Station that are appealing. If you enjoy college towns, this town is definitely for you. It's a little hectic driving on campus sometimes but there are a lot of things outside of Texas A&M that are fun things to do. There are plenty of places to eat and the city contains a good mix of local businesses and chain stores. No matter who you are, you will find something you like! Additionally, if you're someone who's looking for a great school system, CSISD is the place. My experience with teachers there has been nothing but outstanding compared to other places I've been. Students are regularly challenged and encouraged to do well. Overall, College Station treats its inhabitants well.
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I recently moved to College Station to attend school at Blinn College located in Bryan. College Station is a great place to live whether you go to A&M or Blinn because it's filled with so many friendly people. The only thing that is difficult is the school traffic, but that's the only downside. There are so many things to do in town with your friends whenever you aren't busy studying so you never run out of activities to do, which is the main reason why College Station has been one of my most favorite places to live!
I love living in College Station! I have lived here my whole life and the Spirit of Aggieland is within the town. This town is a great place to raise a family as well as go to college. The school district is great, I have always been in CSISD and I believe the competitiveness has really helped me with my future. A few things I would change would be adding more things to do for people who aren't in college. Also, traffic gets pretty heavy during certain times so I am hoping to see better traffic control within the next couple of years.