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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Steilacoom is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 6,199. Steilacoom is in Pierce County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Steilacoom offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Steilacoom there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Steilacoom and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Steilacoom are highly rated.
About Steilacoom...
Population
6,199

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Steilacoom Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,158.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Steilacoom

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,523
National
$55,322
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Steilacoom Reviews

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Steilacoom is not a suburb of Seattle! It's in Pierce County next to Lakewood! Very few housing opportunities but, a beautiful area. Nice view of the Sound! Have lived in this area since 1959. But not right in Steilacoom, in Lakewood. Love it But, getting ghetto in areas.
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Steilacoom is a cute little town by the water :) mostly a good place for retired people and their children. Not a lot of businesses (mostly small ones on main street), so as a result most people have to commute a ways to a nearby town/city to work and teens my age travel elsewhere to have fun. Very strong sense of community and because of its size, location and the nature of its population seems to have very little crime. People are generally kind and the teachers at the schools handle the children generally very well - kids growing into hardworking students who care about others. There is also a lot of history to be told about it which is shown by all of the plaques and historical buildings around the town. To sum it up, steilacoom is safe, friendly and quiet.
It’s a cute, quiet town with the friendliest neighbors. The view of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains are gorgeous!