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COMPARE CITIES FOR Texas


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for some of the best places to retire in Texas.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Texas Cities
blank Galveston San Marcos Georgetown Tyler The Woodlands 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type Gulf Coast Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town City Living na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 50,550 61,980 67,140 104,798 93,847 78,040
Population (1990) 59,070 28,743 14,842 75,450 29,205 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 41 30 48 54 43 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,233 2,066 1,399 1,941 2,182 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $251,274 $237,188 $320,073 $227,220 $325,111 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 83.7% 94.7% 128.0% 93.7% 63.8% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 13.0% 5.9% 6.5% 16.0% 5.0% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 4.5% 3.2% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $236,000 $308,000 $308,000 $255,000 $236,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 86% 62% 84% 72% 111% 103%
Big City Houston Austin Austin Dallas Houston na
Monthly Rent $1,456 $1,679 $1,679 $1,168 $1,456 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 11.6 9.5 12.8 13.1 15.0 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 91% 94% 103% 82% 99% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 74% 79% 70% 86% 71% 72%
Moderate Days 23% 20% 28% 12% 27% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 29% 89% 88% 71% 71% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 71% 11% 12% 29% 29% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 51 38 21 35 18 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 50 miles 30 miles 28 miles 98 miles 31 miles 72 miles
City Houston Austin Austin Dallas Houston na
Recreation
National Parks 1 2 3 0 1 7
National Campgrounds 0 11 25 27 12 26
State Parks 5 10 4 8 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 2 8 7 11 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 154 352 683 305 4,175 346
2015 179 277 1,267 279 4,970 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -14% 27% -46% 9% -16% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 39 23 44 33 40 37
White 62.5% 78.5% 86.2% 60.5% 88.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 19.2% 5.5% 3.7% 24.8% 2.4% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9% 0.9% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 3.2% 1.6% 1.0% 1.9% 4.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 11.0% 10.4% 6.2% 10.3% 1.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.3% 3.1% 2.2% 2.0% 2.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 31.3% 37.8% 21.8% 21.2% 12.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $46,100 $50,443 $73,772 $54,547 $123,265 $69,596
Occupied Housing 62% 94% 94% 91% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 38% 6% 6% 9% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 48% 26% 73% 53% 76% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.00 2.80 3.10 3.10 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.2% 8.2% 8.2% 8.2% 8.2% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 108 days 108 days 108 days 108 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 50 F 39 F 35 F 38 F 41 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 95 F 96 F 94 F 94 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 44 in 37 in 37 in 45 in 48 in 35 in
Elevation 10 ft 612 ft 840 ft 550 ft 95 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Lower Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 0% .1% .2% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 20-40 20-40 0 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Moderate Moderate Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low High High Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 0 0 0 2 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 71 34 12 58 na 40
Property Crimes 515 333 163 501 na 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,008 1,629 1,998 1,958 1,525 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 3,268 2,913 2,584 2,521 2,893 1,253
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