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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
20,213

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$696,231
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,334
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

University Place Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    203
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,210
    500
  • Theft
    5,555
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    365
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$140,883
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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I feel safe walking at night. Lots of people ride their bikes around. Great parks, close to everything, close to 3 major grocery stores. People are pretty friendly. The cops definitely are watching and protecting the area! Very diverse.
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Great neighborhood, close to the best schools, museums, med center, downtown, and great restaurants.
Everything is just so close only half of the people there have money. But I have seen many homeless over the past years