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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Edinburg is a town in Texas with a population of 94,019. Edinburg is in Hidalgo County. Living in Edinburg offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Edinburg there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Edinburg and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Edinburg are above average.
About Edinburg...
Population
94,019

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Edinburg Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,983
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Edinburg

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,862
National
$55,322
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Growing up in Edinburg Texas was awesome, here you have access to many amenities like fast food restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, sporting good stores, and many more! You’ll have everything you need. Education is taken seriously and that’s why the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District is at the very top of the valley rankings. What I like the most about Edinburg is that living here is pretty much affordable and everything is close by and easy to find. Also if you’re looking for a job you can get one almost anywhere, as there is many open positions, all you need to do is apply! Edinburg is family friendly and is diverse in culture.
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Edinburg is a small city but has been progressively growing weather it's big companies or small business owners which offer a variety of ventures to explore inside the city and memories to make. There are recreation activities to do outside of the city as well and could be a more relaxing setting. The city is not heavily populated which makes it easier to commute. The city has been recognize multiple times for it's high school's excellent academic, sports, and extra curricular activities. Edinburg is also home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley which is an outstanding university to attend. With the city expanding and businesses constantly emerging the job opportunities increase for plenty of local people.
Edinburg is a very sound, yet drab location, whether you are living here or even just visiting. In spite of that, however- I have grown especially attached to it, and the Valley, in general. There isn't anything very special about the community here, although there is definitely good-tasting food to be found, even in the most run-down looking establishments. Overall, my experience in this town is quite peaceful, I can't think of anything that stands out from the ordinary!