Skip to Main Content

Report Card

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

editorial

King County is located in Washington with a population of 2,195,502. In King County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in King County and residents tend to be liberal.

About

Population
2,195,502

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$549,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,606
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for King County
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Map

King County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    211.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    30.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    132
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    690.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,893.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    527.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in King County

King County Reviews

Rating 3.53 out of 5  49 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of King County
Rate It!
Rating 4 out of 5  
Rating 4 out of 5  

add-to-list