Round Rock

Population: 112,767Median home value: $192,500 89 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A+ Round Rock Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Round Rock Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Texas
Round Rock
100same as the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Round Rock cost of living
A- Round Rock Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,30316% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4416% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Round Rock crime
C Round Rock Employment Household income is 35% higher than Texas
Median household income
$74,08734% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3512% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Round Rock employment
A Round Rock Housing Home value is 35% higher than Texas
Median home value
$192,5004% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,10416% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Round Rock real estate or Round Rock rentals
A+ Round Rock Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
79%61% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Round Rock K-12 schools or Round Rock colleges

Living in Round Rock, TX

Round Rock, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 112,767 residents. With a population density of 3,144 people per square mile, Round Rock is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Round Rock residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Round Rock are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Round Rock residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Round Rock is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 45% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Round Rock, Texas could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Round Rock, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment and more.

The livability score in Round Rock is 89 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 99th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the national average, Round Rock ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Round Rock ranks better than 90% of all US cities! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Round Rock scores well for 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., Round Rock 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: Round Rock Express, Round Rock Premium Outlets & Cinemark Movie Theaters, and Halina European Day Spa.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Round Rock has a violent crime rate of 136 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Round Rock 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 79%, which is far higher than the national average.

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

Assuming that Round Rock meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Round Rock. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Round Rock are simply unattainable. The median home price for Round Rock homes is $192,500, which is 34.9% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Round Rock, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Round Rock were 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.9%.

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Compare Round Rock, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Round Rock, TX

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Allandale, Austin8513.38,861
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Crestview, Austin8312.75,172
Windsor Hills, Austin8111.18,805
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Burnett, Austin779.77,559
North Austin, Austin761127,787
Heritage Hills, Austin7612.46,935
Georgian Acres, Austin7412.19,600

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Round Rock is Okay

Round Rock is a decent area for families and veterans, but I will admit they are picky when it comes to government jobs like City of Round Rock or Williamson County because I've applied for YEARS, and constantly received rejection emails every time! It's just like ole racist Wilco aka Williamson County, they only hire their KIN unless they heard about you thru the grapevine. As a veteran myself, I feel like this area is warm, welcoming, friendly, all of the above. It's just the job market really sucks unless you are in the IT or Engineering Field of Work and go somewhere like Dell, IBM, or whatever. Nightlife is mediocre, their little downtown square (Main Street) is filled with dirty bars and some promising restaurants that I still wouldn't bother to eat in because of the atmosphere and weird vibes I get. Crime is on the rise in some areas cuz of the nice suburbs with the rich people buying up all the property and kicking out the poor folks as usual. Shopping centers are amazing though, the Round Rock Outlets is personally one of my favorites to look around since it's like their only mall LOL.
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Round Rock, Texas: Small Town Atmosphere, Big City Attractions

I recently had the opportunity to spend several nights in Round Rock, Texas. Round Rock is approximately 15 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35, right in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Round Rock boasts a wide variety of dining and lodging choices lined up and down both sides of Interstate 35. However, Navigating Round Rock can be tricky as there have been some major construction projects on some of the major roads that cross the interstate in recent years.

Round Rock's population has exploded over the last two decades, offering everything from small town businesses to large corporations with a variety of restaurants and shopping. The population of the city of Round Rock is now over 100,000. One of the main attractions in Round Rock is the sprawling Round Rock Premium Outlets Mall with over 125 brand name outlet stores. Sports enthusiasts would enjoy visiting Dell Diamond to take in a professional baseball game. Dell Diamond is home of the Round Rock Express, the AAA affiliate of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros. Round Rock is also the home of information technology giant Dell Inc.
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Source: The Round Rock, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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