Carrollton 82 Exceptional
Carrollton Livability #140 ranked city in Texas#2,186 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Carrollton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Carrollton Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Texas
1066% more expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Carrollton cost of living
C- Carrollton Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,355equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 43equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Carrollton crime
C+ Carrollton Employment Household income is 28% higher than Texas
Median household income
$70,07227% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,24811% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Carrollton employment
A+ Carrollton Housing Home value is 28% higher than Texas
Median home value
$183,1001% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06612% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%5% lower than the US average
Carrollton real estate or Carrollton rentals
C+ Carrollton Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%12% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Carrollton K-12 schools
B+ Carrollton User Ratings There are a total of 21 ratings in Carrollton
Overall user rating
74% 21 total ratings
User reviews rating
58% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 17 total surveys
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      Living in Carrollton, TX

      Located in the state of Texas, Carrollton is a medium-sized city with a population of 129,266 people. In Carrollton, there are 3,557 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Carrollton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Carrollton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 27% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 77% of the population considered married and 53% with kids under the age of 18, Carrollton could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Carrollton, Texas could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Carrollton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment and more.

      Carrollton has a livability score of 89/100 and is ranked #34 in Texas and #52 in the USA. This is a great score, as Carrollton ranks well in multiple categories! Carrollton also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Carrollton has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B-), education (A+) and housing (A+).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Carrollton 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Carrollton: Sandy Lake Amusement Park, Coyote Ridge Golf Club, and Carrollton Spa Castle.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Carrollton gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 122 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Carrollton 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 80%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Carrollton 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.

      Carrollton real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Carrollton. The median home price for Carrollton homes is $183,100, which is 28.3% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Carrollton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Carrollton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Carrollton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.5%.

      Carrollton transportation information

      Average one way commute25min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.3%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.6%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Carrollton, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).