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  7. Jobs
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Friendswood is a suburb of Houston with a population of 38,811. Friendswood is in Galveston County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Friendswood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Friendswood there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Friendswood tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Friendswood are highly rated.
About Friendswood...
Population
38,811

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Friendswood 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
    22.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    623.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Friendswood

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,609
National
$55,322
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Friendswood Reviews

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It's an amazing place with amazing neighbors, cool food, and a welcoming community! The schools in the area, Clear Brook High School and Friendswood High, are great educational facilities to send your children. I would recommend moving to this affordable suburb to start/raise a family.
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Friendswood is one of the best community in Texas, which have a great apartments complex, beautiful houses, best school and other resources like hospital and market . This place create a peaceful and calm environment for living. It also have a low price apartments, which makes it affordable for the people. The people in this community are very helpful. This is one of the best place that I ever seen in my life and I would like to recommend this place to my friends.
I enjoy the suburbs and think it is great for growing families! The people here are very nice and is a very diverse area in terms of race, religion, and political affiliation.