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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Stafford is a suburb of Houston with a population of 18,092. Stafford is in Fort Bend County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Stafford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Stafford there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Stafford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Stafford are above average.
About Stafford...
Population
18,092

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Stafford 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    388.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    221.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    636.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,540.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Stafford

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,303
National
$55,322
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Stafford Reviews

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What I like most about Stafford is that it is a small suburban city just outside of Houston, so it is very close to attractions, restaurants and shopping. It is a safe place to live and crime rate is among the lowest across the nation. The city is quite diverse and twice as many people work in the city as live here. The city is unique in that the school system is the only municipal district in the state of Texas. Class sizes are small compared to other public schools. Stafford has gradually changed over the past 5 year and has moved from an industrial town to a family friendly living environment with shopping centers, fast food restaurants, and recreational facilities. The city is creating a town center named “The Grid” that will have upscale restaurants, shopping, hotels, and apartment living that should be fully operational within the next five years.
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Stafford in many ways defies the notion "all that glitters is not gold". This city is a loving and peaceful environment that holds the well being of its residents to a very high standard. It contains various institutions and services that are created to meet the needs of its locals, at little to no cost. An example of such services is its very own Stafford Municipal School District. Containing grades K-12, SMSD is a little public district that ensures the children of this community a free, rich and enjoyable education. There is also a public library, a community college, among other things all in one city. Stafford glitters and its definitely gold in the eyes of its residents.
Stafford is a very small town just south of Houston. It's very family friendly, the area isn't too congested, and it's like everyone knows everyone in the community. There's malls, arcades, and fun hangout spots to enjoy with friends or family. If you're a small town type of person, this is the city for you!