This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, College Station has a very low population density. College Station is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
College Station, TX is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. College Station has a population density of 2,021, with 81,361 current residents.
Out of the 81,361 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 40% of the residents are married and 60% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 40% Rain
- 0% Snow
67°F average temperature
- 20 years Median home age
- $102,560 Median home price
- -1.25% Home appreciation rate
- 18.34% Annual property tax
As for living in College Station, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 40% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 67°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in College Station, you should know that 32.4% of homes are owned while 60.1% of homes are rented, and 7.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $102,560, the median age of homes is 20 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.25% and the annual property tax is 18.34%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of College Station, it’s important to determine the crime rate. College Station’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in College Station is 23 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 34.94% Democratic, 63.85% Republican, and 1.20% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
94%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
28%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at College Station, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.20% of residents are unemployed in College Station (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed College Station residents: 12% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 35.73% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.9% are in the customer service field, 25.6% are in the sales field, 0.55% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 93.90%, 5.26% of residents have an associate’s degree, 29.83% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 27.79% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in College Station, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of College Station have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.