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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lacey is a town in Washington with a population of 46,655. Lacey is in Thurston County. Living in Lacey offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lacey there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lacey and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lacey are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Lacey Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    160.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,397.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    259.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Lacey

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,631
National
$55,322
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Lacey a quaint suburb town that's got everything from eatery to local parks and recreationso activities. You can go fishing, hiking, bicycling, float the Deschutes river or relax and go for a lovely bike ride on the the Chehalis trail. Wether you're single, starting your family, or retiring-this town fits you. It welcomes everyone! It's peacefully placed between the state capital Oregon's making day trips a there for adventure a breeze! If you're a student, you'll find our local colleges to be well established and have some of the best programs available for your very own personalised learning experience! Take a stroll through my town and you'll fall in love in no time.
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Lacey is a smaller town considering the placement of a four year private university well within town limits. The people here are friendly and there are ample oppurtunies for anyone from any walk of life. Having moved here as a teenager, I can say that acclimating to the area was a breeze, that people tend to put their best foot forward as a general rule around here. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
My rating is for my neighborhood. It is on a lake and nice and quiet. All of our neighbors are retired and friendly when we see them. It is a bit of a drive to anything from our house because we are on the outskirts of town, but the average time is 15 minutes, so not horrible. The traffic is terrible - too many people and a majority of them don't know how to drive properly. Car accidents are far too common in this state. The area is too heavily populated, between the large Army/Air Force base and all the people who work in Seattle but can't afford to live there so they commute from Lacey/Olympia every day, the streets are always packed with cars. Jobs are few and far between because of the population also. And the real estate market is insanely competitive - good luck buying a house, they come off the market as sson as they go up. There's no room for more businesses because of all the community housing (apartments/duplexes, etc.) crammed into the city as well.