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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B-
Pierce County is located in Washington with a population of 845,193. Living in Pierce County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pierce County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Pierce County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pierce County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,116
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Pierce County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    374.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    783.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,160.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    701.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Pierce County

Pierce County Reviews

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Best part of this area is the climate and access to entertainment. Worst part is traffic and road conditions. Public schools vary due to locations but the school districts seem to be attempting improvements. Crime is mostly against personal property with the Legal community turning a blind eye to these crimes. Family friendly because of parks, museums, and Library with great medical facilities with children's hospital and multiple urgent care and physician options. There seems to be a lot of dentists here too.
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Scattered living areas some are much better than others do you research on specific communities. The county overall is very beautiful with many great things to do and many great places to eat. There is a big problem with the number of homeless people in the area.
Cost of living in pierce county is a lot more affordable than in some other counties. Funding for road maintenance needs some work though. Our police and fire departments have their hands full with the amount of crime and theft in this area.