53 Ennis is home of the National Polka Festival and Bluebonnet Trails and Festival. Photo by City of Ennis

Ennis

Wikipedia says:

The annual National Polka Festival, which features Czech cuisine, polka music, dancing, and a parade is held on Memorial Day weekend. The festival was started in 1967 by a group of men who thought their Czech heritage should be honored. There is also a contest to find who the Duke and Dutchess of Ennis will be for the year. During the three-day festival, the Ennis Polka Run takes place to help fund the Rotary Club and the Children’s Reading Club of Ennis.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 35.4
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 16.60%
  • Population Density: 677 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 73%
  • Average SAT Score: 1414
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 55.50%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,890

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 3.27 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 45.59 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $122,947
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 8.10%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 56.80%

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