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Farmers Branch

Wikipedia says:

On May 12, 2007, Farmers Branch became the first community in the nation to prohibit landlords from renting to most illegal immigrants. The ban was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge and upheld on appeal. Enforcement of that ban was stayed pending the outcome of its legal battle. After spending $6.1 million to defend the ordinance, it was ultimately defeated when the United States Supreme Court refused to hear the city’s final appeal.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 36.8
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 15.10%
  • Population Density: 2,686 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 80%
  • Average SAT Score: 1476
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 65.10%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,203

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 1.2 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 38.47 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $175,482
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 12.70%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 60.30%

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