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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
El Lago is a suburb of Houston with a population of 2,759. El Lago is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in El Lago offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In El Lago there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in El Lago and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in El Lago are highly rated.
About El Lago...
Population
2,759

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,147
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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El Lago 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in El Lago

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,750
National
$55,322
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El Lago Reviews

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I would choose to grow up here as a child though I would not choose to remain here through my adult life. The atmosphere is charming and there are opportunities for every age to go out and enjoy their community. This area is a small town atmosphere so, over time, you come to know your neighbors. NASA's proximity adds a scientific culture that would otherwise not be found in this small type of security city. Small town feel in a tourist community.
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The police officers are part of the community from the early stages of education. They teach courses on safety and introduce themselves the elementary school children. The children grow up knowing officers by name and understand how to properly interact with them.
The area was very family friendly.