Balch Springs

Population: 25,043Median home value: $83,000 70 Ranks better than 72% of areas
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A+ Balch Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Balch Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Texas
Balch Springs
8911% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Balch Springs cost of living
F Balch Springs Crime Total crime is 39% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,16752% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2452% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Balch Springs crime
D- Balch Springs Employment Household income is 23% lower than Texas
Median household income
$41,98324% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,88953% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Balch Springs employment
C- Balch Springs Housing Home value is 42% lower than Texas
Median home value
$83,00055% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9114% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
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C+ Balch Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 28% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
56%32% lower than the US average
School test scores
68%39% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Balch Springs K-12 schools

Living in Balch Springs, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Balch Springs is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,043 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Balch Springs is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Balch Springs are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 52% of the population also speak Spanish. Balch Springs tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 26 is far below the national average.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Balch Springs, Texas. The best areas in Balch Springs and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Balch Springs has a livability score of 72 out of 100 and is ranked #1,025 in Texas and #8,138 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Balch Springs has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B-). There are some categories that Balch Springs does not rank well for, including: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Balch Springs on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

The average school test scores in Balch Springs are 68%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Balch Springs. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Balch Springs are affordable. The median home price for Balch Springs homes is $83,000, which is 41.8% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Balch Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average.

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Compare Balch Springs, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Balch Springs, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arts District, Dallas8211.7581
Dalcastle And Linda Heights, Garland8010.7797
West End Historic District, Dallas8012874
Monica Park, Garland80123,277
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Shores Of Eastern Hills, Garland8010.6240
Northeast Dallas, Dallas7911.2241,397
City Center District, Dallas7911.51,636
Trails, Garland799174

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Bedford, TX9031.448,864
McKinney, TX9033.6156,821
North Richland Hills, TX9036.467,994
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I have lived in Balch Springs, Texas for a year now! This city is within Dallas County and it is a quick 15 miles to Dallas, making it the perfect location as I am close to the city within having to deal with city traffic and congestion if I don't want to! This is perfect for me because I don't like city driving and the business of being in the city, but I love to be close by to enjoy all of the fun aspects of living in the city! The weather is perfect here, not having to deal with harsh winters but also being in Northern Texas so not having to deal with quite has harsh summers and if I were further south.

One of my favorite things to do is go to the State Fair, which is close by each year in Dallas! There are also many amazing restaurants close by that are amazing! All of Tezas has amazing food to be enjoyed by all, and that has been nothing but true for Balch Springs, as well. Overall, I have really enjoyed living here in Balch Springs!
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Source: The Balch Springs, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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