Conroe

Population: 74,482Median home value: $155,700 85 Ranks better than 97% of areas
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A+ Conroe Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Conroe Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Texas
Conroe
955% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Conroe cost of living
B- Conroe Crime Total crime is 15% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,5497% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 407% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%Year over year crime is down
Conroe crime
C- Conroe Employment Household income is 8% lower than Texas
Median household income
$50,5179% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,6724% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Conroe employment
B+ Conroe Housing Home value is 9% higher than Texas
Median home value
$155,70016% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9233% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Conroe real estate or Conroe rentals
B+ Conroe Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
74%50% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Conroe K-12 schools or Conroe colleges

Living in Conroe, TX

Conroe, Texas is a mid-sized city with a population of 74,482 residents. The majority of Conroe residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Conroe are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 56% with kids under the age of 18, Conroe could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Conroe can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Conroe and in the areas around Conroe is a much easier task.

Conroe, TX receives 83/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #197 in Texas and #672 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Conroe could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Conroe ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Conroe ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-), weather (B), education (B+) and housing (B+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Conroe has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Knowing that the Conroe schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 74%, which is far higher than the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Conroe can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Assuming that Conroe meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Conroe. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Conroe are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Conroe come in at $155,700, which is 9.1% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Conroe, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 19.2% higher than the Texas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Conroe are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Conroe homes comes in at 7.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.5%.

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Compare Conroe, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Conroe, TX

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Atascocita, TX8728.972,713
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Katy, TX8742.316,632
The Woodlands, TX8510.7108,373
Conroe, TX85074,482
Tomball, TX8417.811,353
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Conroe, Texas: Houston's Best Suburb

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I was born in Houston Texas and I have live in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area for most of my life. For the past three years I have lived in Conroe, Texas and I have enjoyed the suburban lifestyle which many consider the best kept secret in Houston.

Many who are residents of Houston have known Conroe as a sleepy two road town one passes on their way to along Interstate 45 to Dallas from Houston. Unless you were born in Conroe, there would be little reason to stop by. In the past 20 years, the landscape of Conroe has changed with the new expansive commercial, residential and retail development along interstate 45. In the area just five miles south of Conroe, the commercial and retail hub of the Woodlands provides residents access to one of the signature malls in the Houston area as well as one of the most revered housing communities in the Houston Area. Everything one needs to enjoy the city life is right here in Conroe. I have my option for a number of dining establishments including P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Morton's Steakhouse and Landry's Seafood House. I have direct access to my favorite stores including Jos. Banks, the Apple Store and Teavana where I can pick up my favorite teas.


The only negative thing that I can say that I have experienced regarding living in Conroe is that if there is major road work or an accident on Interstate 45, it is very difficult to travel through the area as 45 is the major arterial. Conversely, for my frequent trips to College Station and Dallas, access to interstate 45 to head north bound is only a couple of minutes away.
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Source: The Conroe, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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