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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Huntsville is a town in Texas with a population of 40,727. Huntsville is in Walker County. Living in Huntsville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Huntsville there are a lot of parks. Residents of Huntsville tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Huntsville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Huntsville 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    269
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,164.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Huntsville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,715
National
$55,322
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Huntsville Reviews

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This area is beautiful with the tall pines and hills! Most of the businesses in the town seem to be newer and are very convenient. With it being a college town, there is a wide variety of fast food, restaurants, stores, gas stations, and bars. There isn't many options I've found of houses, but there are more apartment complexes than one can probably count! It's split by a major highway, so going anywhere is with easy access.
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Huntsville is a quiet town that is within an hour drive of Houston, TX but is far enough away to avoid the standard problems of living near a big city (e.g. traffic, crime). As a college town, it has many businesses that provide anything that a student (or any person) would need. It is additionally surrounded by both a state park and a national park. Despite being surrounded by plenty of streams and rivers, Huntsville does not flood easily (though the surrounding areas can flood). Low crime is an additional benefit and unemployment among non-students is low as the Texas Department of Corrections is a major employer of the area.
Huntsville is the ideal right-sized town. It's not too crowded, there are plenty of places to eat, there is a nice little movie theatre, and plenty of schools to choose from. They have a public school system as well as many smaller schools including private and charter schools. There is a nice college campus and the Sam Houston park. There are plenty of trails in Huntsville to go for walks or bike rides. We also have a nice little fitness gym. There are a few places for dancers to accumulate or those interested in getting social. There's also a bowling ally. Along with those extra features, Huntsville has a library and plenty of places to shop. Huntsville's location could not get much better either. It provides plenty of room for those wanting to move to more quiet areas out in the county, and Huntsville is not too far from some larger cities as well! Conroe is only about 20 minutes away and has plenty of fun places to try. All in all, Huntsville is the ideal place to live.