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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Leander is a suburb of Austin with a population of 40,338. Leander is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Leander offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Leander there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Leander and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leander are highly rated.
About Leander...
Population
40,338

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Leander 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    500.1
  • Theft
    825.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Leander

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,649
National
$55,322
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Leander Reviews

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Still a small, but has big city prices! Not too many restaurants, bars or things to do... Figure move out of the city to find better prices for real estate, but all the city folk are already here, jacked up all the prices.. Like most of the area, we have a lot of out-of-staters that have moved out of their (not so good states) and moved into ours, bringing the prices of both rentals and purchases of anything real estate. A local quote "Don't Californa my Texas", LOL
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Lately, the negative national spotlight on our city has been an embarrassment as a few would like to dictate what happens. We are a diverse, multi-ethnic, many faiths, varying socio-econmics, LGBTQ+ and allies, and so much more. Those of us who appreciate diversity and inclusion are trying to make our voices heard!
Beautiful town that's close to everything good in Austin metro yet quiet and filled with lovely natural scenery. The city is heavily invested in diversity, and environmentally friendly/eco-conscious development. The vision laid out in its 2010 comprehensive plan update has and continues to be realized and refined. We love living here - away from the hustle & bustle of Austin proper, yet close to amenities in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock, etc. Population is mostly white collar, well-educated young professionals raising their families. Everything is good here. We can't find a negative about this stunning city and glad we are Leanderthals :).