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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
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Tukwila is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 20,198. Tukwila is in King County. Living in Tukwila offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tukwila there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tukwila and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Tukwila are above average.
About Tukwila...
Population
20,198

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$287,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Tukwila 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
    278.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    127.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    362.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    924.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    13,117.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,348.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Tukwila

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,215
National
$55,322
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My experience in Tukwila (I still currently live here), I would consider it to be relatively peaceful. The people who live in this area are very kind and thoughtful, the negativity in Tukwila is down to a minimum. The schooling there has been a mix of amazing and lackluster, but that is something the school district has been attempting to fix. Nightlife in Tukwila is not really a thing, and most of the nightlife is more in the South-center area. The best thing about Tukwila will be it's diversity, considering our school district has more minorities than Caucasian students in our schools. From Somalis to Nepali immigrants, there is a different face wherever you look.
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Since moving to Tukwila I have heard a lot of mixed reviews. One thing noticeable is the diversity in culture here. African, Europeans, Hispanic & Latin cultures flood the sidewalks, school buses and local shops in the area. Before moving here I had a look at the local crime rate, just to be sure I'm moving to the right place, and I was surprised that this small suburb is actually ranked number 1 in crime rate across the whole of the United States! Mind you, this new fact didn't affect the way I live or my moving situation. I figured everywhere to some degree is dangerous, whether your galavanting through city or getting lost in the countryside, everywhere has its level of danger and crime. However, if you're educated about what situations you're getting into and how to manage yourself in those certain situations, then a websites review about the crime shouldn't influence your choice of living.
I will always love the amount of diversity in the neighborhood and in the schools. My only criticism would be that the city council and its leaders should be more diverse and interact with the citizens more often, as well as translating news that is delivered to the public into more languages than just English and Spanish.