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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Spokane is a city in Washington with a population of 214,804. Spokane is in Spokane County. Living in Spokane offers residents a dense 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.
About Spokane...
Population
214,804

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Spokane 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
    497.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    160.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    136.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    976.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,329.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    768.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Spokane

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,822
National
$55,322
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Spokane Reviews

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Spokane is absolutely gorgeous & I feel so blessed to have grown up in a city that is so sweet.

Living in the Pacific Northwest you learn to love spending time outside, & there are plenty of ways to do that here. Manito Park is a must see & is known for it’s multiple alluring gardens, in addition to being the perfect place for pets, families & friends to gather. Many people love that we get to experience 4 beautiful seasons & with that all of the exciting events both big & small.

The downtown, is truly the heart of Spokane, decorated with a beautiful river that runs through the center of our city. Riverfront Park is a highlight, home to our clock tower, pavilion, & outdoor events. It practically hugs River Park Square another one of my favorite places.

Woven all through Spokane are the passionate small businesses that keep our city going. I adore the local restaurants, & the cozy coffee shops speckled throughout our city. Most of all, I love the kind people in our community!
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My experience in Spokane has been nice. I enjoy the city environment. Although it has its dangerous parts, as does any city, there is a lot of diversity. The people who run the city do very well at creating different acts that help feed those in poverty. There are many resources for those who can not afford some necessities. The city council also has diversity within it, which helps them cover different perspectives.The schools do not do amazing at preventing bullying, but they try to come up with different solutions to prevent it. The restaurants are now mainly common fast food places, but they are not bad. There are lots of local coffee shops, which is great! The transit system in Spokane is safe and straight-forward. Most of the architecture and housing is the same urban design, but they look nice.
I grew up here in Spokane my whole life. I love how there are so many kind people as not just my neighbors, but also in school and wherever you go to here. Whether it is The Onion or the North Town mall. However during my high school experience here there was a lot of safety concern. Near my high school there would always be people smoking and doing drugs in the near by park, so we had to close our campus during lunch. On the positive side, there are a lot of great restaurants old and new here! I have lived here my whole life and still haven't been to all of them! There are a lot of fun activities, going to Riverfront Park, the mall, and even going Ice Skating at The Eagle's Ice Arena.