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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,730
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135
    525
  • Theft
    625
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    263

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,971
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    DuPont Reviews

    35 reviews
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    There are so many things I love about DuPont! The schools, safety for raising a family, or simply the quaintness of a small town. I also love the fact that we know our neighbors, the local waitresses and even the woman who runs the local nail salon. Being in the military this is where I've been stationed 2 times now and where I will continue to call home because there is no where else in the world I'd rather be. I love DuPont! Yes, it's a little more expensive to live here, but it's worth it.
    Review DuPont
    This city is like a small slice of heaven! It's a pretty small community, but everyone is super friendly and helpful. The landscaping and architechture on the homes are beautiful. There's good balance in the variety of people here. It's definitely ideal for families. Lots of patriotism and optimism. Some of the lowest crime rates in the state, good schools nearby, lots of parks and hiking trails always lead you to new adventures!
    DuPont, WA is an absolute beautiful family oriented community which provides conveyance and access to Interstate 5. I'm currently serving as a active duty service member stationed at JBLM, this community is right outside of post and saves invaluable time on my daily commute. Above all, the city of DuPont is a family friendly area, with amazing curb appeal. Apart from a major grocery store, the city affords more than adequate establishments in the downtown area. In addition, the city of DuPont has a great community outreach program which facilitates unified garaged sales, sporting events, holiday celebration, and delivers an informative events calendar free of charge to all residents. As a parent with three school-age kids, I have been very impressed with the local schools/educational program afforded. This is my third time being assigned to JBLM and I can't think of another place I would rather live.