B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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
    364
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    143
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,237
    500
  • Theft
    5,520
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    931
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,274
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Spokane Reviews

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It is a Quickly growing community! Everyone supports each other and helps in whatever way they can. Around town is the perfect amount of historical buildings along with newer, more architecturally interesting buildings. There is something for everyone! There's great coffee, great food, great experiences, and most importantly, great beer! It doesn't feel like the second largest city in Washington State
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Spokane is "small" city for people seeking a more relaxed lifestyle, but opportunities for "bigger" fun near by. People that are born here, tend to stay here, or come back. There is something magical about this little city. Could it be the four seasons with access to beautiful snowy mountains during the winter?
The numerous lakes to swim, boat and fish in during the summer? The beautiful fall colors and endless hiking trails? Or the Manito Gardens and blooming trees in the Spring? Perhaps it is the access to enough night life, without the tradeoff of bad traffic. Maybe it's the local colleges that are bringing more technology and advanced medicine to the area? Whatever it is that attracts people to a place they can call "home," Spokane has a little bit of it all!
Spokane is a larger city on the Eastern side of Washington state. The best thing about this city would be the college options! Within the area there are 5 options to take - 2 community colleges, a public university and 2 private universities. The city itself has some issues. There is a huge problem with homelessness and panhandling that isn't being resolved, and there isn't very much diversity. On the plus side, for such a large place there are still many places that you can find the peace and calm of the countryside. Not to mention there are so many places to go! There are tons of places to shop, historic areas to see (including buildings/architecture from around 1905), tons of recreational areas to hike, swim or just be outdoors, and plenty of places to hang out and have some drinks or dance and party. Overall I think this city is a great place to live!