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

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Houston is a city in Texas with a population of 2,310,432. Houston is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Houston offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Houston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Houston and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Houston are above average.

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About Houston...
Population
2,310,432

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,041
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    619.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    11.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    53
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    388.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    723.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,040.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  12%

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