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A+ Edinburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ Edinburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Texas
7624% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Edinburg cost of living
D Edinburg Crime Total crime is 37% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,09849% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2549% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Edinburg crime
D- Edinburg Employment Household income is 20% lower than Texas
Median household income
$43,76021% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,20439% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Edinburg employment
B Edinburg Housing Home value is 26% lower than Texas
Median home value
$104,90043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$70426% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Edinburg real estate or Edinburg rentals
A- Edinburg Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
77%56% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Edinburg K-12 schools or Edinburg colleges

Living in Edinburg, TX

Edinburg, Texas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 84,399 people. At 88%, the majority of the Edinburg population is White; this is followed by 2% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Edinburg are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 74% of the population also speak Spanish. Edinburg could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 28 years old is below the nation’s average.

Living in Edinburg can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Edinburg and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

Edinburg, TX receives 82/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #244 in Texas and #955 in the USA. This is a terrific score, as Edinburg ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that Edinburg ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we see that Edinburg ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A+), weather (A-), education (A-) and housing (B). There are some categories that Edinburg ranks poorly for, including: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Edinburg 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.

Cost of living can have a huge effect on what’s left in your wallet at the end of each month. From housing costs to health care, it is important to know that the place you call home is also an affordable place to live. In Edinburg, the cost of living is 24.36% less than the national average, which means that after paying those bills, there might actually be a little something left over!

Knowing that the Edinburg 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 77%, which is far higher than the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Edinburg 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.

Edinburg 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 Edinburg. Median real estate prices in Edinburg come in at $104,900, which is 26.5% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Edinburg, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Edinburg area were 11.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.1%.

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So much reverse discrimination here!!! Economy is piss poor get a simple traffic stop be prepared to pay again a few years later with another fine plus up charges. Espinoza or whatever his name aka judge and coward state troopers that fails to show up in court when contested wrongful doing in their part fails to appear and paid won the grievance the court will bury the paperwork and force to pay again. Few speak English even state officials and police and dont visit here and moral is piss poor. Even apartments dont carry insurance so be careful if yall live here and need a claim filied! 0 stars for here and run away unless you can make a statement!
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Nature and Family Fun in Edinburg, Texas

I lived in Edinburg, Texas, when I was younger and have many fond memories of the place. Edinburg is somewhat of a small, all-American town with a relaxed, family oriented atmosphere. If you prefer bright lights and city life, Edinburg might not be the place for you. However, if you enjoy nature and down home character, you will love Edinburg.

One of the main attractions in Edinburg is the Museum of South Texas, which is housed in a historic jail. Adults and children alike can learn all about the history of South Texas through the many interesting exhibits and artifacts. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands is a nature area right in the city center. With more than 40 acres, you can enjoy a butterfly garden, several ponds, walking trails and bird watching. Golfers will love Edinburg because the city has several good courses. If you like to watch baseball, Edinburg is home to the Edinburg Roadrunners. Edinburg also has a water park that is much appreciated in the summer because it does get hot down in South Texas.

Just because Edinburg is a laid back town doesn't mean it doesn't offer a lively nightlife. You will find several night clubs and bars as well in the city, from trendy clubs to more traditional honky tonks.

Food in Edinburg reflects the same down home character of the city. You have your pick of good BBQ places as well as Mexican and seafood restaurants.

As far as shopping goes, you can find anything you need in Edinburg. The city offers numerous discount stores like Family Dollar and Dollar General. You can buy the latest in fashion at places like Cato's, Kohl's and Fashion Bug. You will also find everyone's favorite stores like Walmart, Target, Lowe's and Hobby Lobby. Additionally, there are plenty of grocery stores, auto shops and bakeries.
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Source: The Edinburg, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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