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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Spokane is a city in Washington with a population of 212,982. Spokane is in Spokane County. Living in Spokane offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Spokane there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Spokane and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Spokane are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Spokane Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    409
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    110
    41
  • Robbery
    105
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,023
    500
  • Theft
    5,408
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    800
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Spokane

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,768
National
$55,322
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Spokane Reviews

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Spokane is a small and charming gem of the Inland Pacific Northwest! The city has preserved it's history while embracing the benefits of gentrification by renovating their historic buildings to hold new, local businesses while retaining their outside-appeal for years to come. The community is family-friendly, outdoorsy, appreciative of the local military base, and truly invested in their welfare, regional culture, and local-economy.
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Unfortunately, Spokane is a very underrated city. While we haven't been here long, we've been warmly welcomed by the community in pleasantly unexpected ways. There is a constant local involvement that we are not used, and we've quickly grown to love Spokane and it's surrounding areas and communities. The food is excellent with endless choices, and the nightlife is abundant. I most certainly recommend visiting Spokane!
The roaring river in the center of the city lends an unexpected beauty to the brick cityscape. There is a lot of room for growth in this city but we’ve seen so much improvement with amazing local restaurants, breweries, coffeeshops, etc. Outdoor experiences are right at your fingertips! A major drawback is the overture of poverty seen in the city and outside it; drug-use and generational property are obvious here.