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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
East Congress is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 6,612. East Congress is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in East Congress offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Congress there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Congress and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in East Congress are above average.
About East Congress...
Population
6,612

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,806
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,336
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    89%
  • Own
    11%
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East Congress Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    249.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    142.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    960.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,395
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    338.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,435
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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East Congress Reviews

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Haven't seen any terrible accidents, overall, the area is pretty calm, and welcoming to tourists, and new members of the community.
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Minor crimes happen, but it's mostly accidents. I haven't experienced any crime scenes myself.
The house I lived in was run down and the high school I went to was second rate at best until the past year.