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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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 2,760. El Lago is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in El Lago offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
2,760

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,346
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    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
$97,750
National
$55,322
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El Lago Reviews

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One of the most hidden Gems in Texas. I have been here for 20 years and raised two kids, both going to Ed White Elementary. This Elementary is right in the middle of the neighborhood and is almost private. Now it's a STEM school, and is an amazing school. Riding bikes to school with my children every day is something that is priceless.
The City has a very low crime rate, mostly simple, and small crimes. With it's own police department the officers know whats happening here and by who. It's very safe.
A place where, during the summer the pool is the place for the kids to gather, and adults can sit under the shade trees. With the annual Caroling is the park, Halloween, City Celebration, and Pool Movies there is always something happen in the City.
A great place to live.
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Grew up there. Very family friendly. Very safe. Very good schools-highly rated. Friendly and effective police force. Far enough away from the "big city" to discourage "big city" "riff raff". Close to Houston area attractions. Close enough for day trip to Galveston beaches.
El Lago is a wonderful place to live with a lot of history related to NASA. Community events make the neighborhood feel like a small town and crime is nonexistent. Kids play outside like we did back in the 1970’s.