Willis 61 Average
Willis Livability #934 ranked city in Texas#16,598 ranked city in the USARanks better than 43% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Willis

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Willis?

Willis is a smaller city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 6,731 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Willis is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Willis are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 39% of the population also speak Spanish. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Willis, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 25 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Willis, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around Willis, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, commute, health & safety, housing and more.

With a livability score of 59/100, Willis is ranked #17,816 in the United States and #1,033 in Texas. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Willis has higher than average grades for the following: housing (A+). On a more negative note, Willis does not have favorable ranks for the following: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Real estate represents the most substantial investment for homebuyers, constituting their most valuable asset. Renters, on the other hand, typically see their monthly rent as their most significant expense. The Willis market earns a high score in the housing category, surpassing the national average in factors like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates. This robust real estate market not only benefits individual homeowners and renters but also spurs vigorous local economic activity and job growth, solidifying its significance in driving the region's prosperity and financial well-being.

Assuming that Willis meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Willis. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Willis are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Willis come in at $91,600, which is 35.8% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Willis, the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 38.5% lower than the Texas average.

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      Willis transportation information

      Statistic Willis Texas National
      Average one way commute25min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work89.4%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.0%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home0.6%4.3%4.6%
      Source: The Willis, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).