Duncanville 81 Exceptional
Duncanville Livability #297 ranked city in Texas#2,771 ranked city in the USARanks better than 90% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Duncanville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Duncanville Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Texas
973% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Duncanville cost of living
D- Duncanville Crime Total crime is 15% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,22129% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3229% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Duncanville crime
D Duncanville Employment Household income is 6% lower than Texas
Median household income
$51,5457% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,78324% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Duncanville employment
A Duncanville Housing Home value is 17% lower than Texas
Median home value
$118,00036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9834% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Duncanville real estate or Duncanville rentals
B Duncanville Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
63%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Duncanville K-12 schools
A- Duncanville User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Duncanville
Overall user rating
79% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Duncanville, TX

      Duncanville is a mid-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 39,599 residents. In Duncanville, there are 3,534 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (58%) and Black or African American (34%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Duncanville are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 30% of the population also speak Spanish.

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

      With a livability score of 80/100, Duncanville is ranked #1,651 in the United States and #367 in Texas. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Duncanville could be a great choice! Duncanville also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Duncanville scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-), weather (B), education (B) and housing (A). Duncanville does not rank well for the following: crime (F) and employment (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Duncanville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Duncanville has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      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 Duncanville is actually affordable. The median home price for Duncanville homes is $118,000, which is 17.3% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Duncanville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% 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 Duncanville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Duncanville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 13.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.7%.

      Duncanville transportation information

      Average one way commute27min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.4%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%4.3%4.6%

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