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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Second Ward is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 13,581. Second Ward is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Second Ward offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Second Ward there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Second Ward and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Second Ward...
Population
13,581

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,363
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Second Ward 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
    602.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    518.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    819.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,689.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    420.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,692
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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Second Ward Reviews

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2nd Ward is close to east downtown and just down the street. The place is really coming up with new construction and all. I see it growing in the coming years. The location is not bad at all you still have some shady areas in the neighborhood but like I said it's growing and eventually it will be a desirable place to live. I love it! *coming from a new homeowner*
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This neighborhood needs more opportunities for the individuals who live here. Most stay in the cycle of not becoming someone and not bettering their families.
The Magnolia has always had a bad reputation of gangs and crime but surprisingly it haas always felt same to me and my community. Once in a while you will heard something about an incident but overall it is a very safe and calm neighborhood. Ive been here since i was a little girl and if I were to leave I shouldn't hesitate to come back. I see changes being made to the community already with the new metro rail and I see it improving drastically over the years.