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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Willis is a suburb of Houston with a population of 6,408. Willis is in Montgomery County. Living in Willis offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Willis and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Willis are above average.
About Willis...
Population
6,408

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Willis 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
    414.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    107.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    92.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    383.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,550.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%

Working in Willis

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,254
National
$55,322
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Willis Reviews

33 reviews
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I have grown up in Willis. For the most part, it is a lovely place to live. The people are kind, businesses are flourishing, and the country is beautiful. This being said, the health of the community is not ideal. The public high school is overrun with smoking and drugs. There is no health food store and there are many fast food restaurants. I would love it if the city invested in healthier community services. For example, there is a park but it is in the back part of town and is not a good place to be. The health of the community could be vastly changed if there was a park in the center of town and a place for walking and exersice. In conclusion, Willis is where I have loved growing up but is declining in the health department. If that was changed, Willis would be perfect.
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I have lived in Willis, Texas for 22 years and have loved every minute of it. The town is not too large but is growing more everyday. However, it is still small enough that you can keep up with what is going on around you. I would recommend the area for anyone with children because the schools are excellent. Willis is the place to be if you like a little country mixed with a little city. It makes for a great combination.
Been here for about a year. I love living by the lake! The downside is the horrible traffic that is caused by poor infrastructure. There seems to be a real lack of concern by the DOT to get the lights on 1097 working efficiently.