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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Laredo is a city in Texas with a population of 255,305. Laredo is in Webb County. Living in Laredo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laredo there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Laredo and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Laredo are above average.
About Laredo...
Population
255,305

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Laredo 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
    224.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    261.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,083.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Laredo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,302
National
$55,322
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My city, Laredo, is known for having the largest percentage with Hispanics occupying the area. Every city has its downfalls or cons but it doesn't take away the fact that it can be a place where you feel safe. Laredo may be voted the most boring or somewhere in the list, but trust me going to the movie theater can be all you need. Of course having a Six Flags or Splash town would make the Laredo experience way better, however, traveling for two hours can be a great trip instead! As long as you are open to doing the simplest things with family and friends, you will enjoy Laredo! However, not everyone will agree and need more adrenaline activities available and that is totally fine!
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I was born and raised in the South area of Laredo. Someone in the North side might have had a different experience but over all, all people of Laredo have a common ground. The majority of residents are Hispanic and the culture and influence is everywhere. The border between Mexico and Texas differs from other borders such as California. We have our own lingo, we have our own music, and our foods that differ from Mexicali. Although there isn't much to do besides go to the new outlet and downtown to the shoppes, there is lots of different foods and family-owned restaurants and snack shops to try that you won't regret trying. Every other time the community holds events to bring the community closer and gives working people with something to do with their families. Although it can feel like a close-knit community to visitors, everyone here makes you feel at home.
Ever since I was a little girl I've always adored the rich culture that Laredo has.
While it is in Texas, the Mexican culture that comes from across the border pours into our town, is what makes our city so full of life. The celebrations that are held during all the Mexican holidays are always spectacular! Filled with delicious authentic Mexican food,and wonderful Hispanic activities. They never cease to amaze the people of this town. The people in are community are always looking for new and better ways to improve our town. In addition, the way our people are willing to unite and help one another is just wonderful.
However if I did want one thing to change it'd be the nightlife. If we had more venues and events more often. I'm certain Laredo would be more of a city people would love to see.
All in all,because Laredo is full of rich Mexican culture, and a wonderful community it's a lovely place to live. If the nightlife was more rich Laredo would be more sought out.