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West University Place
  • Suburb of Houston, TX

Report Card

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

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West University Place is a suburb of Houston with a population of 15,589. West University Place is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in West University Place offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In West University Place there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in West University Place and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West University Place are above average.

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About West University Place...
Population
15,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,179,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,484
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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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
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    140.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    732.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in West University Place

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$64,994

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