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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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 Valley is a town in Washington with a population of 96,070. Spokane Valley is in Spokane County. Living in Spokane Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Spokane Valley there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Spokane Valley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Spokane Valley are above average.
About Spokane Valley...
Population
96,070

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    209
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    59.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    488.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,360.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    356.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Spokane Valley

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,510
National
$55,322
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My family and I moved to Spokane Valley the summer before my freshman year at Central Valley High School. My high school had over two thousand students! However, my school was not very diverse in its ethnicities and religions. Luckily, the students and teenagers of the community were very welcoming and friendly. By my senior year I had many friends and was able to participate in school programs (such as band and theater), and be very involved in my community. The church my family attends is very community service based, so I have had the opportunity to many projects around Spokane (serving food at the Ronald McDonald House, painting nursing homes, planting community gardens). I love Spokane Valley’s community and schools.
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Spokane is a very unique and widely inclusive town, with many wonderful outdoor attractions to experience. We are well known for our annual Bloomsday road race, held on the first Sunday of every May since 1977, Hoopfest, the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the entire world, and our ski mountain, Mt. Spokane. People travel to Spokane Valley every year to experience all of these things, and may also find themselves exploring the recently renovated Downtown area, skating on the ice ribbon, walking through Riverfront State Park, or even experiencing the weekly farmer´s market in the City of Millwood, located in the center of Spokane Valley. Overall, Spokane Valley is a very unique town with the opportunity for many memorable experiences.
Spokane Valley is family friendly, safe, and quiet. It's more affordable to live in compared to other towns in Washington state, but the housing market is difficult to break into if you're wanting to buy or rent a house. There are plenty of apartment complexes available, though. Living in Spokane Valley is a simple life. Most people commute to central Spokane, other cities nearby, Idaho, and beyond for work every day. The drivers are notorious for failing to use their turn signals, but the commute doesn't take particularly long once make it onto the freeway. Overall, I enjoy living in Spokane Valley because my kids' safety is my number one priority. I'm willing to work wherever I need to work in order to afford the rent at my apartment complex, because I absolutely do not want to move away from Spokane Valley any time soon.