Irving 85 Exceptional
Irving Livability #132 ranked city in Texas#1,124 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Irving Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Irving Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Texas
100same as the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Irving cost of living
B- Irving Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,570equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 39equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Irving crime
D+ Irving Employment Household income is equal to Texas
Median household income
$54,8681% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,8587% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Irving employment
A+ Irving Housing Home value is 3% higher than Texas
Median home value
$147,50020% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$953equal to the US average
Home ownership
37%41% lower than the US average
Irving real estate or Irving rentals
A- Irving Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
71%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Irving K-12 schools
B Irving User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Irving
Overall user rating
72% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 8 total surveys
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Living in Irving, TX

Irving, Texas is a highly populated city with a population of 232,013 people. Irving has a population density of 3,460 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Irving identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 37% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Irving residents is 32. 70% of the people in Irving (over the age of 15) are married and 47% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Irving, Texas could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Irving 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, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Irving has received a livability score of 86/100. This score is ranked in the 99th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Irving could be a great choice! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Irving has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B-), weather (B), education (A-) and housing (A+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Irving 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Mustangs of Las Colinas, Mandalay Canal, and Ripley's Believe it or Not.

The average school test scores in Irving are 71%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Irving 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Irving. 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 Irving are affordable. Median real estate prices in Irving come in at $147,500, which is 3.4% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Irving, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% 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 Irving area were 11% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.2%.

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      Source: The Irving, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).