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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 10,115. Downtown is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown are highly rated.
About Downtown...
Population
10,115

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$524,981
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,845
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Downtown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
    1,230.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    32.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    877.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    802.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    20,472.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    588.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,878
National
$55,322
Children
2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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I can't see myself living anywhere in the U.S. that isn't Austin, Texas. I'm a native Texan living in it's Capitol and loving it. As a world traveler, I've seen many places, but nothing compares to Austin. There's a laid back vibe, endless sunshine, amazing variety and quality of food, phenomenal internationally recognized music scene, several top higher education institutions, entertainment galore, spectacular Texas hill country scenery and an unrivaled pride for our city and for life. If you don't live in Austin, Texas, you're not living.
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I thought this was a great apartment for students and people without kids.