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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Prairie Ridge is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 12,733. Prairie Ridge is in Pierce County. Living in Prairie Ridge offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Prairie Ridge there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Prairie Ridge and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Prairie Ridge are above average.
About Prairie Ridge...
Population
12,733

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Prairie Ridge 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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Prairie Ridge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,631
National
$55,322
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Other than the random murder-suicides that have happened, Bonney Lake is a great place to live. There isn't a whole lot to be worried about but there are small burglaries that happen occasionally
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This town has just about everything you need from grocery shops, to apparel, to hair and nail salons. There is rarely a need to leave the town, other that the purpose of a different view. It has amazing well know restaurants as well as some good mom-and-pop places. There is always variety in what to have for dinner if eating out is your choice. There are 2, 24-hour grocery stores so there is never need to wait to fulfill that late night hunger, or emergency store run.
I really enjoy living in Bonney lake. It is a quaint little town that has quite a bit to offer. There are a lot of people moving here though, which makes traffic very annoying and hard to deal with, especially with how backed up Elhi hill gets during rush hour.