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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Parkland is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 37,185. Parkland is in Pierce County. Living in Parkland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Parkland there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Parkland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Parkland are above average.
About Parkland...
Population
37,185

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Parkland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Parkland

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,415
National
$55,322

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Parkland Reviews

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I'm a student at Pacific Lutheran University, and I love Parkland! Sometimes there are crime incidents near campus, but it has never been dangerous to students. There are a lot of really fun places to go out to eat, and there is a strong sense of community here!
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It's where real people live. It's not white-picket fences and perfect lawns. Instead, it's large communities if families from all over, living peacefully alongside each other. That's not to say there aren't dangerous people in Parkland. You just need to be careful, especially at night.
Pacific Lutheran University is constantly working to transform Parkland into a more tourist-friendly area, and many of their efforts have begun to attract business. Additionally, Parkland has its historic elementstrParkland was established in the mid 1800's. It was the home of Harold LeMay, trash collection tycoon, whose house on C Street can still be seen to passersby, surrounded by fanciful machines. Lucky's is a popular burger-n-tots-n-shakes place. Brookdale Lumber is convenient and longstanding. Breeseman Forest is a beautiful sprawl of Northwest wildlife. Parkland is a place where real people live. Come and visit it, won't you?
It can be both sketchy and homey, depending on what part of town you're in Most of the people are nice here. The college part of town seems to be nicer than the rest, but being on campus feels like a bubble and everything outside feels like a different town.