ABOUT Cinco Ranch
Cinco Ranch is a master-planned community located southeast of the city of Katy in Texas.
Home to more than 18,000 people, the neighborhood lets residents enjoy the comforts of resort-style living and the benefits of a peaceful, welcoming community.
Cinco Ranch has a good mix of old, traditional and patio homes and modern, contemporary large estates with Spanish and Mediterranean architectural influences.
These homes are located in tree-lined streets and enjoy convenient access to luxurious amenities that include green spaces, water parks, beach clubs, fitness centers, tennis courts, playgrounds, and popular golf courses.
The small town is also sought-after because of its proximity to high-performing National Blue Ribbon schools under the Katy Independent School District.
Cinco Ranch is also located near major roads and highways, making it easier for residents to head to diverse retail, shopping, and entertainment districts.
More than 8,000 people make up Cinco Ranch’s workforce and they work to sustain the neighborhood’s thriving business climate.
Nearly 96% of employees in the area work white-collar jobs. About 76% of residents work in private companies and about 7% work in government.
The most common types of jobs held by residents in the area include management occupations, top executive positions, engineering, and service occupations.
Cinco Ranch has a high population of young families with children and a median age of 40.
About 49% of the adults in the area have a bachelor’s, college, or associate’s degree.
White residents make up about 58.5% of the town’s total population. This is followed by Hispanic residents accounting for 17.8%, and Asian residents accounting for 16.9%.
TOP Cinco Ranch HIGHLIGHTS
Cinco Ranch residents generally enjoy warmer temperatures than many U.S. residents. This city’s average temperature throughout the year is 69°F. Comparably, this temperature is about 15°F over the national average.
Between June and August, temperatures in Cinco Ranch can reach highs around 95°F. That said, monthly averages during this time near 83°F. During colder times of year, average monthly temperatures dip to about 53°F, while the lowest local temperatures are usually around 43°F.
Based on recurring trends, Cinco Ranch residents can expect about 59 rainy days each year. Additionally, local residents can expect an average of 45 inches of rain annually, and the area’s annual average humidity is 73.59%.
Because Cinco Ranch has a tornado index of 282.95, this residential area has a higher probability of experiencing tornado activity than other parts of Texas and the country.
Texas’s tornado index of 208.58 is comparably lower, and the U.S. tornado index of 136.45 tracks well under Cinco Ranch’s index. Understandably, local residents are wary of weather conditions that give rise to windstorms.
Of 2,850 extreme weather events that occurred in the area between 1950 and 2010, 66% were strong winds, thunderstorms, and hailstorms. During winter months, ice storms and heavy snows heavily affect the area. Meanwhile, warmer months may bring tropical storms and flash floods.
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Cinco Ranch Commuter Travel Behavior
The average one-way commute in Cinco Ranch takes about 32.4 minutes. This is longer than the U.S. average commute time of 26 minutes.
About 91.1% of the town’s employees drive their own cars to get to their offices. About 6.1% carpool and 1.8% walk to their work stations.
The majority of households in the area have two cars.
Cinco Ranch is located near major roads that include the Interstate 10, Westpark Tollway, and Grand Parkway.
Driving from Cinco Ranch to downtown Houston takes about 33 minutes.
Based on historic trends, crime rates in Cinco Ranch are 59% under Texas averages and 56% below U.S. averages. On a national level, Cinco Ranch is considered safer than 66% of cities.
Cinco Ranch’s violent crime tracks 56% under the national average. The violent crime rate per 100K people is roughly 170, which is a fraction of the statewide and national rate. Additionally, property crime in this area of Texas is about 56% below the U.S. average.
Cinco Ranch residents have a 1 in 89 chance of experiencing a crime. Central and western areas have less favorable crime rates when compared to lower crime rates of northern neighborhoods.
Cinco Ranch is served by the Houston City Council since the small town is within the jurisdiction of Houston.
Together with the mayor, the 16-member council is in charge of enforcing resolutions and ordinances. The council also allocates the budget for local government services.
The council members are elected every four years to serve two terms of four years each.
Cinco Ranch is served by the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber ensures a healthy business climate for its members and helps them grow their personal and professional networks. The chamber also holds events that connect small businesses to the local government and various civic organizations.
As the town’s chief representative, the mayor is in charge of ensuring the quality and smooth delivery of government services to residents.
The mayor leads city council meetings and organizes activities to keep the residents engaged in government projects. The mayor also signs all local government documents.
Cinco Ranch Population 2020
Cinco Ranch’s population in 2010 was 18,274, and the population in 2018 was 16,977. Between 2010-2018, the area’s population changed an estimated -7.1%. The population density is 3,872.
51% of residents are male, and 49% of Cinco Ranch’s population is female. 38.6 is the median male age, and 41.6 is the median female age.
Cinco Ranch’s median resident age is 40 years old. This estimate notably tracks over both Texas and U.S. medians. About 30% of the population is under 20 years old, and almost 20% are between 20-39. 17% of residents are in their 40s, and another 17% are in their 50s.
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Cinco Ranch Diversity 2020
Cinco Ranch’s population is 76.2% White, 15.8% Asian, and 5.1% Black or African American. 2.3% of Cinco Ranch residents are biracial or multiracial, and 0.6% of the population belongs to other ethnic backgrounds.
English, German, an Irish heritages are among the most common in Cinco Ranch, and almost 16% of residents have Hispanic or Latino roots. Additionally, 31.6% of Cinco Ranch residents are foreign born.
65.7% of the population speaks English alone, while 13% of residents speak Spanish. 4.4% of residents speak Chinese, Mandarin, or Cantonese, while 2.1% speak Korean. 1.7% speak another Asian language or a Pacific Island language.
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Cinco Ranch Education 2020
98.2% of Cinco Ranch residents over 25 years old are high school graduates, and the high school dropout rate is about 2%. This is comparably lower than both statewide and national rates.
Almost 23% of the population has achieved some level of a college education, while 4.3% has an associate’s degree. An estimated 62.6% of adults in Cinco Ranch have earned a bachelor’s degree. 25.1% of residents have either a graduate degree or a professional degree, and 3.7% of the population has a doctorate degree.
89% of Cinco Ranch students are enrolled in public educational facilities. 11% of students go to local private campuses.
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SCHOOLS IN Cinco Ranch
Public schools serving Cinco Ranch are under the jurisdiction of the Katy Independent School District.
The district manages 67 schools catering to more than 77,500 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The average student-teacher ratio is 15:1.
In 2018, the school district got the top accountability grade of A from the Texas Education Agency. KISD is well-known for having a number of National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Overall state test scores show that about 90% of the district’s students are proficient in math, and about 87% are proficient in reading.
KISD also has a diverse student population, with Hispanic students accounting for 63% of the total student body.
Schools under the KISD focus on a rigorous academic curriculum that helps students develop their communication, critical thinking, and STEM skills.
Students also get opportunities to pursue their skills through sports teams and extracurricular activities.
Cinco Ranch Housing 2020
Real estate prices in Cinco Ranch are among the highest in Texas and in all of the U.S.
The small town’s accessibility to top-ranked schools, good jobs, and upscale retail and dining options makes it very popular among homebuyers.
The median property value in the town is $362,219. This represents an increase of 0.90% from the median property value of $359,000 recorded in 2017. Between 2014 and 2017, the median home value grew by 7.81% , from $333,000 to $359,000.
The median property value in the area is expected to rise by 2.8% within 2021.
The median sales price of homes in Cinco Ranch is $391,450. This represents an increase of 8.74% from the median sales price of $360,000 recorded in 2018. Between 2014 to 2018, the median sales price grew by 1.98%, from $353,000 to $360,000.
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Cinco Ranch Homes for Sale
Cinco Ranch is a suburban, residential neighborhood where about 83% of housing units are owner-occupied. There are more than 5,600 housing units in the area.
The majority of housing units in the small town are luxury single-family homes with sizes that range from 1,500 to a little more than 7,000 square feet.
Homes have diverse designs and styles – from ranch-style townhomes and old bungalows to modern and contemporary manors and estates with Spanish and Mediterranean architecture.
Most of the housing units in the area were built between 1990 to 1999. There is also a significant number of properties built between 2000 to the present.
Luxury homes in the area are located in master-planned communities with convenient access to high-end amenities that include neighborhood pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, gardens, and beach clubs.
Prices of homes in the are range from $200,000 to nearly $2M.
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Cinco Ranch Economy 2020
Cinco Ranch’s average salary is just over $125K. The city’s median household income is almost $130K, while the per capita income is estimated to be $55K. 4.6% of Cinco Ranch residents live below the poverty line, and the city’s unemployment rate is 5.4%.
To give an idea of the city’s income distribution, less than 2% of residents earn below $15K annually. Another 6.4% make between $15K-$25K, and 3.4% make between $25K-$35K. 6.8% of the population earns $35K-$50K, and 11.4% earns $50K-$65K. Around 18% of the population makes between $65K-$100K, and 52% of residents earn over $100K each year.
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Cost of Living
Cinco Ranch’s total cost of living is estimated to be 30% higher than the statewide average and 18% more expensive than the national average.
Overall housing costs track around 63% over the U.S. average. Real estate prices are 123% more expensive than the Texas average. From there, rental prices in the area are 46% more expensive than the state’s average prices.
Utility bills are about 7% more costly than the national average, and goods and services also track over U.S. averages. Grocery costs in Cinco Ranch are more affordable than U.S. and Texas averages.
Notably, healthcare expenses in Cinco Ranch fall below both statewide and national averages.
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Things to do
Cinco Ranch is home to about 26 smaller neighborhoods, with each having its distinct home designs and resort-style amenities.
Most of the neighborhoods in Cinco Ranch are located within gated and non-gated communities and feature multiple playgrounds, swimming pools, tennis courts, beach clubs, and popular golf courses.
The most luxurious communities include Willow Fork, Cinco Ranch Cinco Forest, Kelliwood Greens, Cinco Ranch Northwest, and Cinco Ranch Southwest.
Prices of homes in these modern communities range from $600,000 to nearly $2M. These properties are conveniently located near country clubs, golf courses, fitness centers, and the Lakehouse Community Center.
Some of the neighborhoods that have relatively more affordable luxury homes include the Silver Ranch, Tamarron, Grayson Lakes, and Falcon Ranch. Prices of homes in these areas range from $275,000 to a little more than $500,000.
Neighborhoods that are nearest to Cinco Ranch’s top-ranked schools include Falcon Landing, Kelliwood, Cinco Ranch Cinco Forest, and Grand Lakes.