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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    C+
Snohomish County is located in Washington with a population of 771,904. Living in Snohomish County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Snohomish County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Snohomish County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Snohomish County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Snohomish 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
    157.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    66.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    524.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,234.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    446.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Snohomish County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,020
National
$55,322

Snohomish County Reviews

77 reviews
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Moving into the small town of Snohomish seemed boring at first. Surrounded by antique shops and farms made me miss the big city. However, I grew to love the small town for all its little quirks. Haunted corn mazes are only 5 minutes away, and there are so many places to pick your own vegetables! Although Snohomish could improve by providing shoulders on their more dangerous roads, I would change a thing about the farms or old-fashioned style of downtown Snohomish.
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Snohomish is a beautiful place to live. This small town has a very cute downtown area filled with small shops, restaurants and walking trails that follow the Snohomish River! Snohomish is relatively safe, has lots of farmland and a wonderful library and aquatic center! Snohomish is also home to Harvey Airfield, where you can try skydiving, take a sunset hot-balloon ride, or attend the annual summer Kla Ha Ya Days fair! Just across the highway from Harvey Field, is Stocker Farms, where they have an annual spooky corn-maze. Snohomish is a great place to live, close to the big city, but just far enough way to be nice a quiet!
My experience in Snohomish County has been pleasant overall. Having lived in this county for most of my life, I have had the joy of being involved in many aspects of the community. The most attractive elements of the area include many scenic areas with opportunities for hiking, biking, and simply enjoying nature, many historic areas with dedicated supporters, and a quite serviceable school system. It is a very family-friendly area in most places. However, there are a few downsides. Traffic can be quite slow and many areas of the county are not well maintained. The county does a fairly good job in responding to suggestions and many problems are addressed in efficient time. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly say that I enjoy living in this county and believe it deserves a “Very Good” rating.