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Blaine
  • Town in Washington

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

editorial

Blaine is a town in Washington with a population of 5,313. Blaine is in Whatcom County. Living in Blaine offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Blaine and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blaine are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    95.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    76.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    38.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    877
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,268.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    171.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Blaine

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,324
National
$62,843

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