Brownwood

20 reviews
  1. Town in Texas
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$670
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Brownwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    259
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    64
    37
  • Robbery
    32
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    942
    575
  • Theft
    3,150
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,933
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

20 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    4
  • Average
    13
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Being a small town, everyone knows everyone so crime is pretty low. When we get vandalism sprees it is most often bored teens up to no good. I believe the whole town operates in a very routine way and any deviations are noted. Law enforcement does their job, sadly the court system here is very small town in that they pretty much do whatever they want. Recently a minority was given a lifetime sentence for attacking his fiances daughter which is horrible and he got life which I think is extreme considering we have repeating sex offenders or murders who get sentenced to less. With a small town mentality I believe it is more on who you know that justice which is sad.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
Living in Brownwood Texas is ok. It is a small conservative community and has a great neighboring high school that is rated pretty well. If it wasn't for my family living here, I do believe I would move, but the homey family oriented atmosphere keeps us here. Thankfully the town has been steadily growing and I hope it continues to do so without the crime rate going up.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
I enjoy the small town feel, but the progression toward the future is slow. Technology is slow. Extra curricular activities is relatively non - existent unless you are into sports. The city government has too many skeletons in their collective closets. As a former small business owner, if a new business wants to open or move into town, the regulations generally slow or qwash the businesses progress. The infrastructure is archaic and deteriorates faster that it can be updated..
  • Niche User
  • July 11 2015