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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    178
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    356
    525
  • Theft
    1,386
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,189
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

    Buckley Reviews

    3 reviews
    Buckley is a beautiful little town near the base of Mount Rainier. It is, in my mind, the ideal place to raise a family. The school's education programs are consistently getting better and there are many things for kids to do that are wholesome and fun for families.
    Review Buckley
    The small town feeling is the best I have known. Everyone knows and waves at each other. The schools are walking distance with parks and community centers in town.
    Most streets have sidewalks in the residental parts with street lights lining the sides. We also have a trail the length of the town.