Best Places To Live

44. Pflugerville, TX

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Pflugerville, TX Ryan Green/City of Pflugerville

Top 50 rank: 44

Population: 49,481

How much do residents of Pflugerville love their town? Go to one of their many Pfests to find out. Be it Pfall Chili Pfest, the Pfarmers Market, or the Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival, their year-round events will keep the whole Pfamily busy.

Many residents make the 15-mile commute to work at one of the dozens of tech firms in Austin, but they don’t have to go far to cool down from the Texas heat: Lake Pflugerville, a 180-acre manmade reservoir, is located on the town’s east side. –S.M.

Pflugerville, TX

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $85,280
Job growth % (2010-2012) 9.04%
Median home price (2012) $155,000
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 2.4%
Math test scores (% above/below average) 4.2%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 17

Financials

Median family income (per year) $85,280
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $92,746
Sales tax 8.25%
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 0.00%
State income tax rate (lowest bracket) 0.00%
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state) $1,800
Job growth % (2010-2012) 9.04%

Housing

Median home price (2012) $155,000
Average property taxes (2012) $3,985

Education

Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles) 10
Reading test scores (% above/below state average) 2.4%
Test scores math (% above/below average) 4.2%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits) 98.7/1.3

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good) 82.8%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 17
Median commute time (in minutes) 23.6
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer 12.5%
% population walk or bike to work 1.8%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles) 21
Restaurants (within 15 miles) 1,924
Bars (within 15 miles) 147
Public golf courses (within 30 miles) 83
Libraries (within 15 miles) 35
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles) 1
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0.3

Weather

Annual rainfall (inches) 33.65
% clear days in the area 63%
High temp in July ° F 95°
Low temp in Jan ° F 40°

Meet the neighbors

Median age 32.9
Completed at least some college (% of residents) 71.1%
Married % 54.9%
Divorced % 8.6%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 197.4

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