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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Tenaha is a town in Texas with a population of 1,388. Tenaha is in Shelby County. Living in Tenaha offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Tenaha and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tenaha are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$403
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%

Working in Tenaha

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$20,833
National
$55,322
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Tenaha Reviews

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Being a small town, you don't have much variety. I only continue living here because he room and board at college was too expensive for me. We have two gas stations, and one small General Dollar store. There are no pharmacies, no movie theaters, no gyms (except for the local high school), and recently a family friend opened up a little restaurant in town. It's the only restaurant in town, if you don't count the gas station pizzas and chicken. Although we may not have much, the people are really hospitable and overall very lovely. I plan on moving to a town closer to my university seeing as I drive about 45 miles three days a week to attend my classes.
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Like I previously stated, there is only one small restaurant in town (excluding the gas station foods like fried chicken ans pizza) and the quality is very good. It's homemade Mexican food. The restaurant itself is very small, but the food and service is great. Aside from this, there is nothing else around unless you go to the nearest town over which is about a ten to fifteen minute drive.
The weather does not really have a big impact. Of course there are droughts in the summers, but as for hurricanes we have usually had the calmer areas. we had a couple of earthquakes but no considerable damage. Tornadoes have not touched the town. make sure you have light clothing for the summer and rainboots for early spring.