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44. Pflugerville, TX
Pflugerville, TX
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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.

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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
Town stats
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
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
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
From the September 2013 issue

Source: Onboard Informatics. Details

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