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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Irving is a city in Texas with a population of 238,637. Irving is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Irving offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Irving there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Irving and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Irving are above average.
About Irving...
Population
238,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Irving Rankings

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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
    93.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,773.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Irving

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,937
National
$55,322
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Irving Reviews

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Irving is extremely diverse, and the Northern areas especially are high-demand. The city is very centrally located to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, especially the premier neighborhoods & towns like Southlake, Coppell, Las Colinas, and Valley Ranch. Irving is the former home of the Dallas Cowboys, but has remained well-kept, very well planned, and property values are excellent!
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The city is continuing to grow and is constantly being developed. There is a variety of living spaces and has ethnic diversity. Irving is near larger cities with lots of outdoor activities like paddle boarding, live music festivals and art and activity centers. There's always things to do!
I don’t live in Irving, but for the last 18 years I have lived within 20 miles of Irving, and I am there all the time.

Irving is a nice city. It is right in the center between Dallas and Fort Worth (which have more or less grown into each other). From all accounts, they have good schools and normal amounts of crime for a city of it’s size. There is a large area of Irving called “Las Colinas” which is a large business district where many tech firms (including Microsoft) have offices. Irving has all of the amenities of any large modern urban area. The housing is affordable compared with other major cities in the United States.

Irving, like many of the cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area is really like a suburb city of Dallas and Fort Worth. If you live around here long enough, you will realize that this entire area is like one mega-city. Each city that makes up DFW has it’s own identity, but that identity is tied to the larger identity of “The Metroplex.”