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B+
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 dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Spokane there are a lot of restaurants, 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
212,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$805
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
    408.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    109.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,023.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,408
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    800.2
    284

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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Spokane is the highlight of Eastern Washington. With beautiful Riverfront Park at its center, Spokane has endless activities. Bored on a summer morning? Hike through Bowl and Pitcher. Want a drink to warm up after skating at the ice ribbon? Stop by a local coffee shop. Nothing to do on a fall weekend? Take a drive up to Greenbluff for a tractor ride while munching on pumpkin donuts. Want to see Dierks Bentley in concert? Head over Northern Quest. The tight-knit community mixed with an urban city is perfect for anyone enjoying the beauty of nature on a hike and a five star sushi dinner that evening. Spokane residents value family and friends, good education and work to better our schools. Hundreds of people flock to Jo-Albi stadium on Friday nights, watching high school football teams battle for the state qualifying title. Next week, those schools are holding hands through the tragic loss of a heroic student. No matter what Spokane residents face, we all work hard in our community.
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!