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Waco
  • City in Texas

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Waco is a city in Texas with a population of 137,779. Waco is in McLennan County. Living in Waco offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Waco there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waco and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Waco are above average.

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About Waco...
Population
137,779

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$879
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    474.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    100.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    617.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,532.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  11%

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