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A+ Lufkin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Lufkin Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Texas
8911% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lufkin cost of living
F Lufkin Crime Total crime is 55% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,66669% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2269% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Lufkin crime
D- Lufkin Employment Household income is 24% lower than Texas
Median household income
$41,34825% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,69124% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%12% higher than the US average
Lufkin employment
D+ Lufkin Housing Home value is 33% lower than Texas
Median home value
$96,20048% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80715% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Lufkin real estate or Lufkin rentals
B+ Lufkin Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
68%37% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Lufkin K-12 schools or Lufkin colleges

Living in Lufkin, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Lufkin is a moderately-sized city with a population of 36,112 people. More than a quarter of the residents of Lufkin identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 21% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Lufkin. With average one way commute time of only 14 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to decide if living in Lufkin is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Lufkin and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Lufkin, TX receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #690 in Texas and #4,094 in the USA. Clearly, Lufkin is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Lufkin has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (B+) and education (B+). On a less positive note, Lufkin does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F) and employment (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lufkin 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 interesting things to do and attractions include: Ellen Trout Zoo, Ratliff Lake, and Museum of East Texas.

Knowing that the Lufkin 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 68%, which is far higher than the national average.

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 Lufkin is actually affordable. The median home price for Lufkin homes is $96,200, which is 32.6% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lufkin, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Texas average.

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Lufkin is Stuck in the Past

The City has set up a few traffic lights to trap you! The traffic light will change from Green to Red with a half a second of Yellow. They charge $75 fines. Justice of the Peace, Billy Ball is about 77 years old (as of 2018) & based on how he talks & thinks - he never graduated from High School; he is very vindictive & hates people! Suddenlink & Consolidated are the only 2 choices for internet & TV - they take advantage of the people by charging higher than usual rates & fees. Suddenlink will harass you for $70 for the rest of your life for their newest scam policy to bill you 1 full billing cycle after you cancel. Keep in mind you have to pay them up front. Suddenlink charged me $119.75 for basic internet. It was about 60 degrees outside, raining, cloudy - I drove to the only Walmart, which is always crazy busy in the parking lot as well as inside. Birds all over the parking lot with trash on the grounds. People just drive over the pigeons, birds there, so they are smashed, dead, smelly.I ran in & out in about 15 minutes & someone called the Police, who was waiting for me. My dog was in the car with the windows rolled up. The people there have tunnel vision, nosey, dumb. I was assaulted by a black female named Stephanie. She worked at a background checking company - she was driving expired license plates from Illinois for over 1+ year & she had other family driving their vehicles on expired license plates from Illinois. A big white female named Bliss, purposely slammed my new car door, denting & scratching it. The people are very hostile there!
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Lufkin: The Lovely

The state of Texas is huge and is known for its mix of cultures. I spent a lot of time living in the state and I have a lot of experience from a lot of different cities in the area. Texas is one of the most broad and open states but one of my favorite cities within it is Lufkin.

Lufkin is a quiet city with many different places to visit to have fun. It is very underrated in terms of the cool things it has such as the Naranjo museum and the Trout Zoo. The food here like most parts of Texas has a good mixture of great southern and Mexican flavors that blend great.

My time in Lufkin made my family grow closer because of the great atmosphere and friendly demeanor of the people. I remember shopping at great stores wit my family and just laughing the day away. Overall this small city in Texas has a lot of charm and fun hidden under it and I wouldn’t mind moving back there.
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Source: The Lufkin, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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