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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Lake Stevens is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 31,778. Lake Stevens is in Snohomish County. Living in Lake Stevens offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Stevens there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lake Stevens and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Stevens are highly rated.
About Lake Stevens...
Population
31,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,531
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Lake Stevens 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
    101.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    226.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    713.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lake Stevens

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,594
National
$55,322
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Lake Stevens Reviews

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I still live here. It's a wonderful community, and for such a little town, it has some great sights to see. The people here are friendly, the neighbors hospitable at least from my experience, and it's relatively safe. We have a really good school district and quite a few places for kids to play (mostly various playgrounds.) The lake is refreshing and the views of the mountains are unbelievably beautiful. On a sunny day, the beaches are amazing. A good place for kids to stay. It has some stores and restaurants, and quite a few missing kitten posters. The air is clean and there is a lot of plant life. It's a temperate climate, and we get some good snow sometimes. The summers here are the best. It is very peaceful in a lot of neighborhoods. You hardly even notice the quiet sound of frogs at night that soothe you off to sleep. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, honestly! (I did grow up here, so this town is my home and my perfect place.) I do recommend it.
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The Lake area is absolutely gorgeous throughout the year, and it's definitely memorable during the summer. The surrounding area is a little less pleasant, but its still green and refreshing. There's a lot of fun places in Lake Stevens for both Adults and Families, and lots of amazing restaurants. Lots of ethnic restaurants. Although regarding the neighborly acceptance, the Seattle freeze definitely reaches over here. Not many neighbors like to talk to recently moved in folks, so be prepared for that. Otherwise, I'm glad to live here! Now if only we could get rid of that pesky rainy Washington weather!
The town of Lake Stevens is charming, attractive, and somewhat varied. My neighborhood in particular is suburban (near Cavalero Mid High), and while it is cute and the residents appear friendly, I feel that underneath there is a judgemental atmosphere which favors straight, white, and typical people as opposed to more diverse residents. As a visibly Queer and disabled person, I feel somewhat uncomfortable in Lake Stevens. Some of my neighbors are kind, while many others seem snobbish. Downtown, however, is quite adorable and has a small-town charming feel. Lake Stevens seems to be more populated with conservatives than liberals, and as a result, I feel somewhat out of place in that way as well. However, the schools appear to be more liberal than the town at large.