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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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West Lake Hills is a suburb of Austin with a population of 3,311. West Lake Hills is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in West Lake Hills offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In West Lake Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of West Lake Hills tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West Lake Hills are highly rated.

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About West Lake Hills...
Population
3,311

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,001,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    29.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    59.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    238.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,179.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    national  12%

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