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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Laredo is a city in Texas with a population of 257,575. 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
257,575

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
    18%
  • 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
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    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
$43,351
National
$55,322
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It's a safe place to live but very very boring. I wanted to study a master's degree in marketing at TAMIU but it wasn't available anymore, do you know why? Because ALL the teachers left because they didn't like Laredo. The actual "cool" places are counted. There are maybe like 2 art galleries (not always open), no actual good museums, nightlife very limited, not a lot of local restaurants but there are some good ones. There are good public and private schools. The public transportation sucks. The average income of a Laredo resident is $15,127 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year!
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I have lived in Laredo my whole life, it's a very friendly and nice city. Everyone knows everyone and people get along quite nicely! One thing I would think would do Laredo very good is maybe some tourist attractions. There isn't much to do here other than create your own fun. Maybe some water parks would add excitement to Laredo in the summer since it does get to about 110 to 112 degrees. But other than that, you can come down for some very good and authentic Mexican food and traditions.
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!