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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Skagit County is located in Washington with a population of 121,725. Living in Skagit County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Skagit County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Skagit County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Skagit County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Skagit County Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    548.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,546.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    260
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Skagit County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,263
National
$55,322

Skagit County Reviews

1 review
It's great to live in skagit county. Mixture of small town and farming community. Home of the tulip festival.
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