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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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Salmon Creek is a suburb of Portland with a population of 21,068. Salmon Creek is in Clark County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Salmon Creek offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Salmon Creek there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Salmon Creek and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Salmon Creek are above average.
About Salmon Creek...
Population
21,068

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$287,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$991
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Salmon Creek 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
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
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Salmon Creek

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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,861
National
$55,322
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It’s a very nice area. Nice parks and pretty environment. There’s lots of stores and friendly neighborhoods. The school districts are very good and have safe and good schools. It’s not too far away from both Portland or Vancouver which have more entertainment and recreational places to go. Salmon creek is very woodsy and green and a nice place to drive around.
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The general atmosphere of Vancouver, Washington is the mellow sister city to the outgoing "weird" Portland, Oregon. Vancouver is a city that is large enough to keep you entertained, but small enough where it feels safe. Independence Day, however, is unlike anywhere else I have seen it in Vancouver. The entire city of Vancouver goes crazy with setting off fireworks (and Oregonians come here to do this too since it is illegal in their state). Vancouver provides great education for young adults through Clark College and Washington State University's Vancouver campus. There is also the Washington State School for the Blind, and the Washington School for the Deaf.

I moved here almost a year ago from Arizona to establish residency for graduate school, and have been living with my grandma (who has lived in her home for over forty years). It is incredibly saddening how those without the ability to buy a home are having to pay nearly all of their paycheck on rent. Rent prices are on average for a one bedroom apartment as of June 2016 is $1200+ (Rent Jungle).

Because of the increase in rent, many locals have had to move further away where things are more affordable, and many others have become homeless. Some blame the rich who have moved here, predominately from California for paying more to secure housing, and the rise of the cost for everyone. Besides the high cost of rent and living, Vancouver is an incredibly beautiful place to call home. It is on the north side of the Columbia River, with picturesque views of Mt. Hood (in Oregon), and also of Mt. St. Helens.
Love it here! Everything you need is close by and it is a clean, gorgeous area. Not too much traffic. Lovely neighborhoods.