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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
West is a town in Texas with a population of 2,816. West is in McLennan County. Living in West offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in West and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$643
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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West 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    173
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    414
    500
  • Theft
    1,173
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,643
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Great town! Nice, historic downtown with many locally owned businesses! Well known for thier Kolaches that have attracted many tourists. Nice small town charm!
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West is an amazing small town located in central Texas. Everyone in the community is very close to each other. Influenced by Czech culture, most people who drive down I-35 usually stop here to get our delicious kolaches. We just built a new middle school and high school as well as a new athletic complex with a new baseball, football, and softball field including a new track. It's a great close-knit community that's perfect for small town people like me.
I love the small town atmosphere and culture here. Everyone knows everyone, and all the people here are really friendly. There's always someone willing to help out a friend in need.