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Independence Heights
  • Neighborhood in Houston, TX

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Independence Heights is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 14,697. Independence Heights is in Harris County. Living in Independence Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Independence Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Independence Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Independence Heights are above average.

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About Independence Heights...
Population
14,697

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,698
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$837
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,666.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    54.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    1,496.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    2,211.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    7,103
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,353.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,947
National
$62,843
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    national  12%

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