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Seattle
  • City in Washington

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Seattle is a city in Washington with a population of 741,251. Seattle is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Seattle offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Seattle there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Seattle and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Seattle are highly rated.

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About Seattle...
Population
741,251

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$713,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    389.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    39
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    190.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,351.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,884.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    636.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    25%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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