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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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
About Seattle...
Population
668,849

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$484,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,266
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Seattle Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    353
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,095
    500
  • Theft
    3,804
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    589
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,458
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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I am living here for college. This city is awesome. There are so many diverse food options! If money isn't an issue, you'll never have to eat the same thing twice. The city gives a great sense of community and unity in support of diversity. Seattle is a very environmentally conscious and green city, and the vibrancy of the flora and fauna are stunning. It supports a healthy lifestyle with many biking trails and lanes, great paths for running, and wonderful fresh markets with lots of healthy, balanced foods. If you go to the right grocery stores, the prices are reasonable. It is like most cities- expensive- but has a high minimum wage.
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I am living here for college. This city is awesome. There are so many diverse food options! If money isn't an issue, you'll never have to eat the same thing twice. The city gives a great sense of community and unity in support of diversity. Seattle is a very environmentally conscious and green city, and the vibrancy of the flora and fauna are stunning. It supports a healthy lifestyle with many biking trails and lanes, great paths for running, and wonderful fresh markets with lots of healthy, balanced foods. If you go to the right grocery stores, the prices are reasonable. It is like most cities- expensive- but has a high minimum wage.
I love Seattle, it's home! I like how open Seattle is there, is a sense to be your own person and tell your own truth in Seattle and I really like that. Seattle is also an advocate for liberal rights, for example, LGBT rights, appreciating the environment, and animals. Lastly, as a rower, I love the how much water is out here you are never more than 5 miles away from a body of water here. What I would like to see improvement on is there not being a passive-aggressive judgment on ideas that are different. As much as Washington culture embraces people to be open, if you disagree with someone's opinion you are treated harshly, not with an open mind. Also, racism is still very present here it just not blunt and in your face. It breaks my heart that a city so nice and open are still closed minded in so many ways.