Deer Park

Population: 33,517Median home value: $141,200 92 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A+ Deer Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Deer Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Texas
Deer Park
937% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Deer Park cost of living
A+ Deer Park Crime Total crime is 47% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,57942% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6442% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Deer Park crime
C- Deer Park Employment Household income is 44% higher than Texas
Median household income
$78,70342% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,8087% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%26% higher than the US average
Deer Park employment
A- Deer Park Housing Home value is 1% lower than Texas
Median home value
$141,20024% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,08114% higher than the US average
Home ownership
74%17% higher than the US average
Deer Park real estate or Deer Park rentals
A+ Deer Park Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
83%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
75%53% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% higher than the US average
Deer Park K-12 schools

Living in Deer Park, TX

Deer Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 33,517 people. In Deer Park, there are 3,200 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. According to the most recent Census, 89% of Deer Park residents are White, 2% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Deer Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 14% of the population also speak Spanish. Deer Park is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 62% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Deer Park, Texas could be a positive 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 Deer Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

With a livability score of 91 out of 100, Deer Park is ranked #29 in the United States and #22 in Texas. Compared to the national average, Deer Park ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Deer Park ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Deer Park ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), cost of living (B-), weather (A-), education (A+) and housing (A-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Deer Park 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.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Deer Park has a violent crime rate of 112 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Deer Park have a test score average of 75%, which is well above the US average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Deer Park apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Deer Park is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Deer Park come in at $141,200, which is 1.1% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Deer Park, the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 30.8% lower than the Texas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Deer Park 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 Deer Park homes comes in at 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7%.

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Compare Deer Park, TX Livability To Other Cities

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Southeast, Houston7311.9261,757
Northeast, Houston6913.6129,659

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Deer Park, TX92033,517
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Deer Park is a hub for racist trump supporters

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This place gives you a vibe of a small town and suburban Americana, marinated with backwards-thinking trump supporters and racist police department. As the previous posts have mentioned, the police in DP do look to harass minorities and pull them over for ridiculous sh*t.Lots of "mom and pop" shops around center street, some are nice, it has some options regarding lunch options and stuff. Though do keep in mind that you will be getting looks from the racist elders and hillbilly f*ckboys if they see you in an establishment where you stand out as a minority.As you go through the neighborhoods, you get a lot of these wannabe "patriots" and trump supporters; one can clearly conclude that this place hubs racists... creeps
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My boyfriends family is from Deer Park so unfortunately I am a frequent visitor. The chemical plants and refineries are absolutely disturbing. Everyone drives a pick up, has signs stating that they dont call 911 they shoot, quite a few confederate flags and no one has their dogs contained. I personally wouldnt raise my children there. Unless you work in the refineries then I really dont understand why one would chose to live there. Look elsewhere...
  • 6 -5
Racist cops town

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Racist police! Gave me a ticket I didnt do anything wrong . I had a baby couldnt make the court date because i was dying in icu with preeclampsia at Bayshore Medical. Racist cop arrested me in front of my white neighborhood while wearing a bunch of heart montior wires hanging out from my chest .Just got out the hostpial after one month of ICU. Racist place. The officer was also shocked that I lived in Deer Park because I'm black. He kept asking I was sure that I lived in deer park. Wow. Yes dumb racist cop im sure we pay this high cost to live in your racist white city. Sorry that you were shocked that my mexican husband made 2500 dollars a week. More than you. Please go to la porte or Baytown.
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As a resident what I've realize about Deer Park Tx. Is they don't mind you paying the high cost of living here. They encourage you to get more involved with the community and school booster functions which results in you spending more money. The businesses that are racially diverse are great people to be around. But what you will find out quickly that you are more prone to being stopped and harassed by police in Deer Park as a minority. Police won't smile or try and make eye contact with you in public places. Almost snobbish or a look as if your beneath them. The younger police officers are worse. You'll quickly learn that your money is welcome just not you. In other words they should just put up a sign that says if your black, Hispanic, in a bi-racial or other than just white we don't want you here. But they won't because the plants bringso in a diverse population to Deer Park that brings in revenue to the city. So either you learn to live with the oppression and smile or leave. In any case good luck in passing through Deer Park.
  • 4 -3
The requirement for this title is 10 words. Deer Park. ke ke.

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I lived in Deer Park until I was seventeen years old. The previous reviewer is correct in that it is so humid and feels so hot in the summer. In the middle of the night trains would go by and keep me up at night. I would not even think of going to Deer Park high school. To me it looked like an animal farm. Everything shopping wise is miles away. The Walmart is like four miles away. Police are all over the roads there, and roads around neighborhoods the speed limit is 30 miles per hour. 100 words required. 100 words required. 100 words required. sdfsdfsd sfsdfs fsd
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Stinky Backwards Redneck Town

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First of all, I chose all the lowest ranking scores for Deer Park that this site would allow.

I moved hear from Detroit in hopes of better financial opportunities. What I found was a nightmare. Deer Park is backed up into a corner with miles and miles of oil refineries that fart out a buffet of noxious gasses and fumes. They often vent at 4am and the odor is so strong it wakes me from a sound sleep. Next to every cash register in town is a homemade sign inviting people to a cancer benefit BBQ for their dying children, friends, etc,.. and a jar for donations. And due to all the refinery lights, Deer Park never gets dark. No stars. Just an eerie peach glow.

The weather is so unbearably hot and humid that everybody pretty much stays trapped indoors all Summer long. By October it starts to cool off enough to enjoy the outdoors, but by then all the leaves are gone and the sky is gray until it gets hot again by May 1st. Deer Park is a sauna for for 6 months, then cold and ugly for 6 months. The change is abrupt.

Once you get used to that, you realize you are surrounded by uneducated, ultra-conservative, bible thumping, homophobic, racist rednecks. The KKK had a headquarters in town until not very long ago and people shamelessly use the N word out loud in public. They not only refuse to recycle, most of them just toss trash out of their cars wherever they happen to be. They do not spay or neuter their pets, nor do they keep them on a leash or in a fenced yard. The streets are lined with with dead dogs. The common thought process is, "Oh well. We'll just get another dog.". I swear, that is an actual quote.

Once you start looking for things to do or for any kind of specialty store, you realize you are in the precise spot that is the farthest from everything. Unless you're going to church, McDonald's, Walmart, or a hillbilly bar, you're looking at a 30min to an hour drive.

I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, if you're moving to the area, get a place on Houston's NW side. Better yet, go to Austin instead.
  • 4 -1
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