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A+ Huntsville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Huntsville Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Texas
Huntsville
919% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Huntsville cost of living
C Huntsville Crime Total crime is 33% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,00627% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5027% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Huntsville crime
D- Huntsville Employment Household income is 43% lower than Texas
Median household income
$31,30643% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$12,80657% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%54% lower than the US average
Huntsville employment
D- Huntsville Housing Home value is 3% lower than Texas
Median home value
$138,90025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80315% lower than the US average
Home ownership
33%48% lower than the US average
Huntsville real estate or Huntsville rentals
B Huntsville Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
66%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
71%44% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
Huntsville K-12 schools or Huntsville colleges

Living in Huntsville, TX

Huntsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 40,432 inhabitants. At 68%, the majority of the Huntsville population is White; this is followed by 27% Black and 2% Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Huntsville residents is 29.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Huntsville, Texas. Finding the best places to live in Huntsville and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, education and other important metrics.

Huntsville has a livability score of 76/100 and is ranked #677 in Texas and #3,993 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Huntsville could be a great choice! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Huntsville ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (B) and education (B). Regrettably for Huntsville, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D-) and housing (D-).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Huntsville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville State Park, and Texas Prison Museum.

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 Huntsville have a test score average of 71%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Huntsville. 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 Huntsville are affordable. Median real estate prices in Huntsville come in at $138,900, which is 2.7% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Huntsville, the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 69.2% higher 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 Huntsville area were 6.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.2%.

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Compare Huntsville, TX Livability To Other Cities

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Huntsville, Texas: Outdoor Lovers Paradise

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For an active family like mine, Huntsville, Texas, is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The city is located adjacent to Sam Houston National Forest so there are plenty of places I can take the family camping and hiking. There are also lots of state parks and museums in the area, and we never lack for something to do.

I’ve found the school system to be one of the best we’ve encountered in our travels. The ratio of students to teachers, one teacher to about 14 students, keeps classes relatively small and personalized for students. My children love that, and so do I.

Summers can be warm in Huntsville but not terribly so, and they are more than made up for by the mild winters. I love the fact that there is hardly a day that the weather keeps me inside and prevents me from enjoying the outdoors. Huntsville has a small town feel with plenty to do and has turned out to be the perfect place for me and my family.
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Source: The Huntsville, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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