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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Issaquah is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 36,938. Issaquah is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Issaquah offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Issaquah there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Issaquah and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Issaquah are highly rated.
About Issaquah...
Population
36,938

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$564,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,862
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Issaquah 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,410.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Issaquah

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,508
National
$55,322
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Issaquah Reviews

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For anyone who was born and raised here, it's a very cozy and safe place to live. For anyone who moves here into their teen/adulthood, finding a non-judgemental group of friends is nearly impossible. When living here, everyone says that they are open to diversity, but in reality, they like their own version of diversity. This city is full of very mean people. However, employment opportunities are great, and it is extremely safe for families. The education in the ISD is also extremely good for college-preparedness. For adults looking to start families, this is a great city to live in. Otherwise, I would not recommend it.
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Issaquah is a very friendly community. It's a small suburb of Seattle and is full of families. The downtown is old and charming. People who live in Issaquah carry a lot of pride for the little town and it's roots. Issaquah is known for its salmon hatchery and hosts a celebration every September called salmon days. People from all around drive in to visit the festival. The population, living and real estate cost has been on the rise with the growing number of jobs in Seattle proper. Even with the growing population though, the area lacks in diversity. In addition to the lack in diversity, there isn't much to do in Issaquah other than enjoying the nature. The nightlife scene is weak and available activities are mainly just the hiking trails.
I love living here! Issaquah is a quiet yet fun town with stores all around and an "Old Town/Main Street" with tons of small owned businesses. I am happy I chose to live here with my room-mate, as we both work nearby! We love it!