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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D
  12. Commute
    B+
Olton is a town in Texas with a population of 2,029. Olton is in Lamb County. Living in Olton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Olton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Olton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    238.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    763
    500.1
  • Theft
    572.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Olton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,000
National
$55,322
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Olton Reviews

3 reviews
I have spent my whole life in Olton, and I honoeslty can't say a bad thing. The community is strong knit and incredibly caring. The school district is great, and the town is clean and lovely.
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I have lived in Olton all my life except maybe 2 years. I was born and raised here in this small West Texas town of about 2100 people. The great thing about Olton is that no matter who or what has happen to anyone the town comes together to help out. They do fundraisers for those in need of medical expenses, clothing, anything from a death to a seriously illness or fire. Olton people are there to help no matter what. They are wonderful people.
I grew up in Olton all of my life. I was born in Pennsylvania, I moved to Olton to be with more family member. I am 18 year old now. I have been going to school and have been in this town and active in the community all of my life. It is truly a joy ride and there's many things to do even though I live in a small town of Olton Texas.