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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
SeaTac is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 28,925. SeaTac is in King County. Living in SeaTac offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In SeaTac there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in SeaTac and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in SeaTac are above average.
About SeaTac...
Population
28,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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SeaTac Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    179.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    176.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    592.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,112.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,012.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in SeaTac

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,995
National
$55,322
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SeaTac Reviews

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What I like most about SeaTac is its diversity and affordability. Compared to the other suburbs around Seattle, you would typically need to spend much more, or live much farther to get this location and price. Being close to the airport is convenient, and there are all kinds of people living there. I find people in SeaTac are pretty nice and easygoing compared to the city proper, and with the proximity to the Westfield mall adds some decent shopping to the mix.

The only thing missing is more kinds of work as most of the nearby jobs are airport or service industry related. But personally, I like working in Seattle but being able to leave and catch my breath at the end of the day!
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Seatac is probably one of the most diverse cities in Washington state. The city is very diverse and has very good schools as well, being the neighboring city of Burien, where the central office for Highline Public Schools is. The neighbors are extremely nice and welcoming!
Great community hidden next to the airport and light rail. Wonderful restaurants and lovely parks. Best thing about SeaTac is how it is so close to so many other local cities. Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila, Kent are all just a short drive away. I moved here a few years ago after living throughout the Seattle and Tacoma area and have found that SeaTac is a hidden gem. I live right next to a lake in a home that easily would be 5x more expensive in Seattle.