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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Denison 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
    370
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    118
    41
  • Robbery
    52
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    581
    500
  • Theft
    1,601
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    215
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,879
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Denison is a very welcoming and friendly town. Considering I have lived here my entire life, I might be a little biased, but my overall experience here has been great. The school system is fantastic and the faculty/teachers care so much about the students. They always make sure the students have everything they need, whether it's supplies or the understanding of the curriculum itself.
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There are no sidewalks and nothing fun to do. There are some nice areas, but many are rundown and old. The downtown area is really pretty. The buildings are old and it gives it a very old feel. The new high school is really nice, but some of the older elementary schools are run down.
I have lived here for all of my life, 18 years. This is not the town I would choose to live in and when I graduate from college I want to move to a cooler climate area, Texas is extremely hot. The atmosphere is nice here, not a lot of pollution. There is still some pretty country with trees and nature scenery. I love to go hiking around the lake and I love the smell of nature. The town seems to be growing there are a few new businesses opening up and I think if people look for a job they can find one. However, I believe drugs are prominent in this area, due to the fact the new is always reporting about a local drug bust. As far as ranking this town on a scale of 1 to 10 that I would give it a seven.