Mission Bend

Population: 37,334Median home value: $118,000 83 Ranks better than 97% of areas

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A+ Mission Bend Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Mission Bend Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Texas
Mission Bend
937% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mission Bend cost of living
F Mission Bend Crime Total crime is 28% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,84640% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2740% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Mission Bend crime
C- Mission Bend Employment Household income is 13% higher than Texas
Median household income
$61,90912% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$22,27925% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Mission Bend employment
A Mission Bend Housing Home value is 17% lower than Texas
Median home value
$118,00036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,32440% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
Mission Bend real estate or Mission Bend rentals
A Mission Bend Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
74%50% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Mission Bend K-12 schools

Living in Mission Bend, TX

Mission Bend is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 37,334 residents. Mission Bend has a population density of 8,043 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Mission Bend is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (46%) and Black or African American (29%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mission Bend are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 37% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 33 years old, Mission Bend could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mission Bend could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. The best areas in Mission Bend and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Mission Bend has a livability score of 83/100 and is ranked #221 in Texas and #833 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Mission Bend ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Mission Bend ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Mission Bend has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-), weather (A-), education (A) and housing (A). Mission Bend does not fare well for the following: crime (F). 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 Mission Bend, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

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 Mission Bend have a test score average of 74%, which is well above the US average.

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

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Mission Bend is real estate affordability. The median home price for Mission Bend 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 Mission Bend, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.9, which is 26.9% 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 Mission Bend will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Mission Bend, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 10%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.1%.

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Compare Mission Bend, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mission Bend, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Houston, Houston805.6139,738
Greater Memorial, Houston7910.635,799
Meyerland, Houston7911.469,368
Westchase, Houston788.771,050
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bellaire, Houston779.8186,971
Sugarland, Houston765.1125,992
Spring Branch, Houston7512.7143,332
Southwest, Houston7413.4108,921

Best Cities Near Mission Bend, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
League City, TX9336.294,976
Cinco Ranch, TX936.517,605
Deer Park, TX923333,517
Sugar Land, TX916.985,681
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Friendswood, TX9130.838,272
Oak Ridge North, TX9134.73,142
Jersey Village, TX9114.97,871
Pearland, TX9024.5106,238
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Mission Bend: An Affordable City by Houston

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Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
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I lived in Mission Bend temporarily due to work. Overall, it was an alright city but it felt lacking in a few ways. One of the things I did like about Mission Bend was that it was easy enough to afford an apartment because not only are the apartments cheap, but the jobs pay well enough for the area. If you're looking for a decent full-time job or a couple part-time jobs, you probably won't have to look too long.

As far as entertainment goes, that's where Mission Bend could use a little improvement. There are enough basic grocery stores around but if you want to hit up a mall or shopping center, you won't have much luck. The selection of restaurants and bars was alright too, but nothing special. If I had to say what the best area of Mission Bend is, I'd probably go with McClendon Park. It's a relaxing place to get some fresh air or to enjoy a good book.
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Source: The Mission Bend, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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