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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
San Angelo is a town in Texas with a population of 99,634. San Angelo is in Tom Green County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in San Angelo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Angelo there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Angelo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in San Angelo are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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San Angelo 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
    234.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    576.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,539.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in San Angelo

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,066
National
$55,322
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There's a lot of art appreciation in San Angelo, especially in downtown. It's a bit of a retirement city, but there's still loads to do. There are many parks, and San Angelo has the largest water lily collection in the world. San Angelo used to be the wool capital of the world too, so keep a lookout for the decorated sheep all around town! We're a college town, and despite our large numbers, San Angelo definitely has a small-town feel.
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We are stationed here currently and my quick breakdown is this: San Angelo is a very flat, very sleepy little town with lots of stores, big trucks, boats and an alarmingly low education rating. There are a few things to do to occupy time through the libraries, ASU campus and a few little local "museums"; however, San Angelo is very isolated ( about 3.5 hours from any real city.) Upon arrival I was shocked at how many locals and their children are overweight. On the plus side: I feel safe here and locals are friendly and welcoming albeit very close minded and prideful about their "city." (Do not call it a town! You've been warned!) Downtown is dilapidated and the rentals are limited, undesirable and overpriced (sigh) it could be worse but it could also be so SO much better than than it is.
I have lived in San Angelo for 15 years. The Pros are a low cost of living, minimal traffic, no snow to shovel, lots of sunshine. Also, if you can find a niche in a neighborhood of friends and your children's friends, you will have a great social life. The people are very friendly and like to socialize. There is a wonderful local symphony, ballet and and a lot of talent in little theater. The regional airport has free long term parking. There is a nice paved biking/ walking area through the flood plain. The Cons-The place if filled with box stores and chain restaurants that the locals think are great. No sidewalks, weeds growing through the curbs of busy streets. It's way too hot through the long summer. There are no nature hiking trails or dirt bike trails without paying a park fee. No water park or decent putt-putt golf. Only one public golf course. The lakes are murky, the river is almost stagnant. The city is very isolated. Politics is skewed to one end of the spectrum.