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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Dickinson is a suburb of Houston with a population of 19,874. Dickinson is in Galveston County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Dickinson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Dickinson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dickinson are above average.
About Dickinson...
Population
19,874

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Dickinson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    78.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    645.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,502.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Dickinson

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,750
National
$55,322
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Dickinson Reviews

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I liked the school district, the community, and my neighborhood. My neighbors were so supportive during my personal and academic life. The school district helped me throughout all my problems. After Dickinson was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Dickinson came together. Dickinson is a tightly connected community, and that is why I love this town!
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In 2017, our entire community underwent the horror and the losses of Hurricane Harvey. Everybody knows somebody that had lost a home, a pet, and too much hard-earned money and time. I think our community has bonded over such trauma, and it's clear we're all fairly supportive of each other. Everyone's pretty proud of the local high school football team and the high school arts around here, as well.
Personally, I think Dickinson is a pretty good place. The people here are generally nice, cheap places are everywhere, and there are plenty of schools and stores, though gas prices need to go down. If I had to change anything about this place, I think it would probably be a safe bet to say I'd get rid of some of the fast food restaurants. Other than that, though, I wouldn't change a thing about it! :)