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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Granite Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    256
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    512
    500
  • Theft
    1,052
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    484
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,698
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Granite Falls Reviews

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I was raised in a small town and moved out here with hopes and dreams of a similar upbringing for my children. (That lasted about 6 months) As well as the local hiking and river adventures that would be more available to us on a daily basis! That aspect is wonderful! It is gorgeous out here! There are some very nice people here, as there are in any town.
I am looking forward to moving away someday, soon! Horrible things happen out here and it is ignored or the appropriate actions for reconciliation are not available in a timely manner. Especially at the Granite Falls High School, ridiculous! The other schools I have had good experiences at, so far.
( Mountain Way Elem., Monte Cristo Elem., Granite Falls Middle School and Crossroads High School)
The theft/crime rate and drugs are also ridiculous out here. People must know the response time with the SCSO. The good thing is, you can see the effort to clean it up. We will see how the housing boom effects this small rural town.
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Granite Falls is a small country town nestled in the north cascades with waterfalls ice caves beautiful rivers and a community of residents who care about the youth, each other and providing a safe place to live.
I love our small town community. Everyone rallies together and supports each other. There are always the few that are negative, but the vast majority really band together for everything from crises to kid's sporting events. Our school district employees really love our kids and invest in them even after they are out of their classes.