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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
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Onalaska is a town in Texas with a population of 2,648. Onalaska is in Polk County. Living in Onalaska offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Onalaska and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Onalaska are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$53,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Onalaska Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    288.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    180.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Onalaska

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,110
National
$55,322
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Onalaska Reviews

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Onalaska is located at the Heart of Lake Livingston and is just like any old run-of-the-mill town. I've been in Onalaska my whole life so I pretty much know all the ins and outs of everything that goes on around here. The people here are pretty friendly for the most part, we have a few residential loons but what town doesn't? Our school district is the best in our area and it's been growing exponentially the past few years and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. About the town itself, there's nothing much to do around here besides swimming in the lake and going out to eat at one of the 6 restaurants within our borders. But there's no need to fear because Huntsville has everything and it's a short 30-45 minute drive so most of us just go there when we're bored. The community consists of lots of retirees because of our position with the lake so Halloween was always very bountiful. Overall, I love Onalaska and couldn't have chosen any better of a place to to grow up.
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Onalaska is an island in the middle of Lake Livingston in Texas. I moved here 12 years ago for the schools and small town feel; still love it! There's not alot to do but Houston is only an hour away, so if I want to do anything, it's not far. The real estate is moderately priced, unless you want to live on the lake, then you will pay a pretty penny. Its a nice town with some amazing people. I do not regret moving here.
Onalaska is a very small town with quite a few residence looking to find a nice place by the lake, but most of these people are retired and just looking for a place to settle down. I would like onalaska to be more lively have a better community.