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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
About Houston...
Population
2,240,582

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Houston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    535
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    427
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    792
    500
  • Theft
    2,983
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    546
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

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Houston Reviews

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I like Houston because it is very fun and diverse.I have lived in Houston my entire life and absolutely love it. There are great opportunities, exciting nightlife in the middle of downtown, very talented sports teams (World Series Champion Houston Astros) and so much more. There are many growing suburbs and newly developing suburbs of Houston with beautiful neighborhoods that are great for raising families. There are many activities to do in Houston as well, ranging from shopping at the Houston premium outlets for great deals or the Galleria if you're looking for more expensive designer shopping experiences, too many concerts, to the infinite choices of phenomenal restaurants on every corner! Houston is the place to be!
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I really do love Houston! It has great food and is the most culturally diverse city in the nation. There are amazing neighborhoods like Montrose and The Heights. The food is pretty amazing and the people are pretty open minded. We have the largest medical center in the world. The Texas Medical Center offers world class care, and offers Medical professionals in almost every field. This city really has everything going for it except the weather which is pretty bad. The fall and winter seasons are pretty nice here. The summers is TERRIBLE, and the Spring can be almost just as bad.
When someone says, "Everything is Bigger in Texas" they directly referring to Houston, or as locals like to call it: "H-TOWN"! Like Times Square Houston serves as a wonderful environment for many different racial and ethnic backgrounds around the world. Just about every section of the inner and outermost parts of the city house large communities of people from foreign to domestic. Houston serves as an exception of the overwhelming stigma many associates with Texas. A larger sense of community