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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Olney is a town in Texas with a population of 3,161. Olney is in Young County. Living in Olney offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Olney and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Olney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$54,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Olney 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
    65
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    487.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,364.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Olney

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,868
National
$55,322

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Olney Reviews

3 reviews
Olney is Cute town with a family oriented atmosphere.
The community has several parks for children to enjoy. One of the parks is located near the public pool, my children really like that
Downtown is adorable, cute boutiques and business's have a similar country style featuring homey like rooms to shop in.
The community is very supportive of education for the children as well as nutrition, well being and healthy lifestyles.
Olneys community's members come together like a typical Friday night lights town you see on TV.
Unfortunately, the town does not have much to entertain, and it is a dry country. Bringing in a few additional stores, passing liquor laws and adding a theater could really spruce up this town.
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Here in Olney, there is a lot of support from the community. Everyone comes out to games to support the athletes, they always have send-offs for people going to are or state, and overall, they are the most supportive community that I know.
I moved to Olney in early 2012 to take advantage of the MANY public housing apartment opportunities. At first, all was good. In 2013, my health began to decline. By the end of 2016 my medicine bag had quadrupled in size! Everything from allergy and nausea to pain patches and neuropathy medications. As I am still in Olney (but no longer in MOLDY public housing), I am still struggling to improve my health. This town is a meth-addicts dream. If you have the money to rise above Street (poverty) level, it may be a different story. For all my trying, I still have not. I have two Associate's degrees now, but too sick to use them. I don't recommended this town to anyone.